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The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. IDSA’s purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.
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.
More Data Needed on Antibiotic Use in Animals (PDF)
IDSA and other groups urged Congress to pass legislation to provide better information on antimicrobial use in food animals.
Oxytetracycline Use in Agriculture Raises Concerns (PDF)
IDSA called for an end to the authorized use of the antibiotic on fruit orchards, pending more research.
IDSA Calls for Strong Funding for Federal Health Agencies (PDF)
Investments in ID research and public health can reduce health care costs, save lives, and create jobs, the Society told House lawmakers.
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IDSA applauds the reintroduction of key legislation to provide urgently needed federal leadership to address antimicrobial resistance.
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Despite the need for new antibiotics, only one new systemic antibiotic has been approved since IDSA launched its 10 x ’20 initiative in 2010.
IDSA applauds several ID-related initiatives in the president’s budget proposal for the 2014 fiscal year but also urges stronger funding for other key priorities.
Call for Nominations
IDSA is seeking nominations for several elected leadership positions. The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2013.
Findings in Clinical Infectious Diseases suggest a link between untreated depression in older adults and decreased effectiveness of the herpes zoster, or shingles, vaccine.
New guidelines, jointly developed by IDSA and other groups, are intended to guide medication use to prevent surgical site infections and avoid antibiotic resistance.
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