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35th Annual Meeting of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society
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IDSA Engages House Subcommittee Ahead of Hearing on Antibiotic Resistance (PDF)
In advance of a hearing on federal efforts to address antibiotic resistance, IDSA wrote to leaders of the Subcommittee to urge support for implementation of the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistance Bacteria. The letter placed particular emphasis on antibiotic stewardship, incentives to spur R&D, ID workforce challenges, and the need for increased funding for federal AR programs.
IDSA Zika Vote Statement (PDF)
IDSA urges Congress to pass the strongest emergency bill possible to combat Zika and to reject efforts to fund the Zika response at the expense of equally critical health funding.
IDSA, ASM, and PASCV Letter to FDA on LDTs (PDF)
IDSA, ASM and the Pan-American Society for Clinical Virology urge FDA to consider the vital role of lab developed tests in rapidly diagnosing and appropriately treating infectious diseases.
PACCARB Press Release
Recommendations from the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria reflect IDSA input.
IDSA & HIVMA Engage HHS on Drug Pricing and Innovation
IDSA and HIVMA wrote to HHS Secretary Burwell to distinguish efforts to incentivize development of desperately needed new drugs from recent actions to significantly increase the costs of decades old drugs.
IDSA Provides Testimony to House and Senate Spending Panels on 2017 Budget (PDF)
IDSA provided testimony to the House and Senate subcommittees that oversee spending on health programs. The statement largely focused on federal efforts to combat the Zika virus and antimicrobial resistance.
IDSA Writes to Senate Aging Committee Ahead of Hearing on Drug Pricing Spikes
IDSA wrote to the Senate Special Committee on Aging ahead of a planned hearing on recent drug price spikes. The IDSA letter distinguished efforts to incentivize development of desperately needed new drugs from recent actions to significantly increase the costs of decades old drugs.
IDSA Leads Stakeholders In Support of R&D Tax Credit for Antibiotics and Rapid Diagnostics
Forty groups representing providers, patients, public health and industry joined a letter – circulated by IDSA – supporting the Reinvigorating Antibiotic and Diagnostic Innovation (READI) Act, H.R. 3539.
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August Update: Interim Guidance: Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection
July 2016 Safety Labeling Changes posting includes 52 products
FDA approves first generic version of widely used influenza drug
Updated Interim Zika Clinical Guidance for Pregnant Women and Data on Contraceptive Use to Decrease Zika-affected Pregnancies
CDC Update for Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women
Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Drugs for Systemic Use: Drug Safety Communication - Warnings Updated Due to Disabling Side Effects
Updated CDC Clinical Zika Recommendations: July 25, 2016
CDC assisting Utah investigation of Zika virus infection apparently not linked to travel
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Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading killer of people with HIV, and providing therapy for both illnesses simultaneously saves lives - according to new guidelines on the treatment of drug-susceptible TB developed jointly by the American Thoracic Society (ATS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Treatment of TB in the presence of HIV infection is one of several special situations addressed in the new guidelines, published today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Florida health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed local transmission of the Zika virus in a specific area of Dade and Broward Counties in Florida, emphasizing the need for robust, ongoing Zika surveillance and response preparedness wherever Zika-transmitting mosquitos are found in the US. Infectious diseases physicians are urging the public to take measures to protect themselves from contracting the virus while also urging Congress to provide the funding necessary for an appropriate public health response.
Early diagnosis ensures the best management and reduces unneeded tests and treatment, note updated guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Disease.
HCVguidelines.org, a website developed by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) to provide up-to-date guidance on the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) has updated several sections of the website based on newly available therapies and data.
If guidelines are followed, pre-exposure prophylaxis can greatly reduce HIV incidence over the next 10 years in the U.S. among men who have sex with men, CID study finds.
Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) - which account for 20 to 25 percent of hospital-acquired infections - should be treated with shorter courses of antibiotics than they typically are, according to new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
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