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  • News from IDSA and Journals

    4/24/2018

    World Immunization Week Recognizes Gains Brought by Vaccines.

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    World Immunization Week from April 24-30 gives us the opportunity to celebrate one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. 

  • CDC and FDA Alerts

    3/6/2018 2:47:49 PM

    Updated Influenza and Hep A Vaccine Resolutions

    In February 2018, ACIP updated influenza vaccine and hepatitis A vaccine resolutions for the Vaccines for Children Program. The changes are:

    2/20/2018 2:47:27 PM

    Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella

    CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:b:- infections.

    1/19/2018 11:25:10 AM

    Levofloxacin in 5 Percent Dextrose 250mg/50mL by AuroMedics: Recall - Presence of Visible Particulate Matter

    AuroMedics Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Levofloxacin in 5% Dextrose Injection 250mg/50mL in a Single-Use flexible container NDC 55150-243-46, Lot CLF160003, Expiry date May 2018, to the hospital level.

    1/8/2018 4:51:03 PM

    Early Season Influenza A(H3N2) Activity and Treatment of Patients with Influenza Antiviral Medications

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing: 1) a notice about increased influenza A(H3N2) activity and its clinical implications; 2) a summary of influenza antiviral drug treatment recommendations; 3) an update about approved treatment drugs and supply this season; and 4) background information for patients about influenza treatment.

    12/28/2017 4:54:06 PM

    CDC Investigating Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections

    CDC, several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections (STEC O157:H7) in 13 states. Seventeen illnesses have been reported from California (3), Connecticut (2), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Michigan (1), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (2), New York (1), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (1), Virginia (1), Vermont (1) and Washington (1).

    12/28/2017 2:09:50 PM

    Seasonal Influenza A(H3N2) Activity and Antiviral Treatment of Patients with Influenza

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing: 1) a notice about increased influenza A(H3N2) activity and its clinical implications; 2) a summary of influenza antiviral drug treatment recommendations; 3) an update about approved treatment drugs and supply this season; and 4) background information for patients about influenza treatment.

    12/19/2017 2:23:09 PM

    Investigation of Salmonella Infection Linked to Rattlesnake Pills

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have linked one person’s Salmonella Oranienburg infection to taking rattlesnake pills.

    12/19/2017 2:15:46 PM

    FDA issues final rule on OTC health care antiseptic hand washes and rubs

    The FDA has finalized a rule first proposed in 2015 that finds that triclosan and 23 other active ingredients are not generally recognized as safe and effective (GRASE) for use in over-the-counter (OTC) health care antiseptic products – including health care personnel hand washes and rubs, surgical hand scrubs and rubs, and patient antiseptic skin preparations — because no additional safety and effectiveness data were provided to the FDA to support monograph conditions for these 24 active ingredients.

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