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IDSA Seeks Obama Admin Support for AMR Legislation
A letter sent to President Obama asks for support for current bills addressing antimicrobial resistance. Proposals include the LPAD Pathway, tax credits for research and development of drugs and diagnostics, STAAR Act, and federal funding.
Capitol Hill Briefing on Antibiotic Resistance Threats to the U.S.
IDSA, CDC, and Pew Charitable Trusts will hold a briefing on the new report from CDC on antibiotic resistant threats to the US.
IDSA Releases Core Principles for Antibacterial Drug Pathway (PDF)
IDSA and other groups outline a proposed new law to create a limited population antibacterial drug (LPAD) pathway.
Broad U.S. Response Needed to Address Pertussis (PDF)
IDSA and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society provided recommendations to federal health agencies to help address the rising incidence of pertussis.
More than 20 Groups Applaud STAAR Act Reintroduction (PDF)
An IDSA-led coalition welcomed the reintroduction of legislation to help address antimicrobial resistance.
IDSA Leads Support for Advanced Molecular Detection Initiative (PDF)
The initiative would strengthen CDC’s infection control and prevention activities by updating obsolete technology.
Society Urges Strong Funding for ID Research, Public Health (PDF)
IDSA called on Congress to robustly fund CDC, NIH, and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.
More Guidance Needed in DURC Oversight Policy (PDF)
U.S. policy for institutional oversight of dual use research of concern (DURC) should include more specific guidance, IDSA urged.
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Drug Information Update- FDA approves Sovaldi for chronic hepatitis C
Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease Associated with Outbreaks at Princeton University and the University of California at Santa Barbara
FDA study helps provide an understanding of rising rates of whooping cough and response to vaccination
FDA approves new treatment for hepatitis C virus
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People with compromised immune systems often aren’t vaccinated, but most should be, says a new practice guideline from IDSA.
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV has saved millions of years of life in the country, with even greater gains possible, a new study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases finds.
Besides protecting against intestinal illness, rotavirus vaccination may also reduce the risk of related seizures, a new study in Clinical Infectious Diseases finds.
HIV Primary Care Guideline Now Available online
Dr. Paul Sax will be the first editor-in-chief of Open Forum Infectious Diseases.
A new study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases suggests that more of today’s teens lack antibodies against herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).
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