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MSF Sounds Alarm Over High Numbers of People Dying from AIDS in Africa
MSF Sounds Alarm Over High Numbers of People Dying from AIDS in Africa
7/27/2017 11:42:39 AM
An unacceptably high number of people from sub-Saharan Africa have been left out of the global  HIV  response—without access to treatment or medical care—and they continue to develop and die from AIDS-related diseases, according to data released by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at the International …
Senate Efforts to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
Senate Efforts to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
7/27/2017 10:22:25 AM
The HIV Medicine Association continues to urge our senators to reject any bill that will increase the number of Americans who are uninsured as efforts continue to craft a bill with enough support for passage that will repeal the Affordable Care Act.  The health of our patients with HIV and millions of others with chronic conditions depends on having access to reliable, …
California Hospital’s Surgical Unit Closed Due to Mold
California Hospital’s Surgical Unit Closed Due to Mold
7/24/2017 8:24:18 AM
In June,  Sonoma West Times & News  published a story about the temporary closure of a surgical unit at a hospital in Sonoma County. According to the report, mold was detected around a sterilization sink.
“Regenerative Medicine,” An Amazon Best-Selling Book is Free For One More Day (07/21/2017)
“Regenerative Medicine,” An Amazon Best-Selling Book is Free For One More Day (07/21/2017)
7/20/2017 6:00:00 AM
Best Seller Publishing announces the release of Darla Logan’s new book, “Regenerative Medicine: Proven Ways to Eliminate Pain, Restore Mobility, and Repair Athletic Injuries.” It will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store for one more day on July 21st.  Every day there are thousands of people suffering from pain.
Failures in stethoscope hygiene can lead to patient infections
Failures in stethoscope hygiene can lead to patient infections
7/20/2017 5:42:33 AM
That’s the question raised by a new quality improvement project published in the July issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology ( APIC ).
Pfizer Completes License Agreement For The Exclusive Commercialization Rights In Europe For CRESEMBA (isavuconazole), A Novel Treatment For Potentially Life-Threatening Fungal Infections Among Immunocompromised Patients
Pfizer Completes License Agreement For The Exclusive Commercialization Rights In Europe For CRESEMBA (isavuconazole), A Novel Treatment For Potentially Life-Threatening Fungal Infections Among Immunocompromised Patients
7/20/2017 4:54:17 AM
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX:BSLN), an international biopharmaceutical company specializing in the research and development of anti-infective and oncological medicines, today announced they have completed the licensing agreement whereby Pfizer has obtained the exclusive commercialization rights in Europe to CRESEMBA (isavuconazole), a novel …
FDA approves Vosevi for Hepatitis C
FDA approves Vosevi for Hepatitis C
7/19/2017 8:21:18 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vosevi to treat adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1-6 without cirrhosis (liver disease) or with mild cirrhosis.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report on pain management and prescription opioid abuse
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report on pain management and prescription opioid abuse
7/17/2017 2:40:13 PM
In March 2016, the FDA asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to outline the state of the science regarding prescription opioid abuse and misuse, as well as the evolving role that opioids play in pain management.
IDSA Statement on the Repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund
IDSA Statement on the Repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund
7/12/2017 10:46:24 AM
The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 under consideration in the Senate would repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund in FY2018, a source of support for essential public health activities.
Sanofi to acquire Protein Sciences
Sanofi to acquire Protein Sciences
7/11/2017 1:12:47 PM
Sanofi announced today it will acquire Protein Sciences, a privately held vaccines biotechnology company based in Meriden, Connecticut in the United States.
IDSA joins call for continued full PEPFAR coverage
IDSA joins call for continued full PEPFAR coverage
7/10/2017 10:41:07 AM
Following Secretary of State Tillerson’s testimony to Senate Appropriations sub-committee members on plans to limit the focus of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief to 11 countries, IDSA joined  HIVMA and 39 other organizations in a letter to the Secretary and Congressional leaders, highlighting the value of PEPFAR efforts and urging continued support for its …
Roche expands cobas Liat PCR System menu with launch of cobas MRSA/SA test to target healthcare-associated infections
Roche expands cobas Liat PCR System menu with launch of cobas MRSA/SA test to target healthcare-associated infections
7/4/2017 10:32:48 AM
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced the CE-IVD launch of the cobas® MRSA/SA nucleic acid test for use on the cobas® Liat® System for the qualitative detection and differentiation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Staphylococcus aureus (SA) at the point of care.
Reptile Skin Grown in Lab for First Time, Helps Study Endangered Turtle Disease
Reptile Skin Grown in Lab for First Time, Helps Study Endangered Turtle Disease
6/29/2017 9:37:03 AM
In an international collaboration, scientists engineered turtle skin in order to grow a virus called chelonid herpesvirus 5, or ChHV5. ChHV5 is associated with fibropapillomatosis, known as FP, a tumor disease affecting green turtles worldwide but particularly those in Hawaii, Florida and Brazil.
Study reveals lung changes in mice exposed to second-hand smoke in utero
Study reveals lung changes in mice exposed to second-hand smoke in utero
6/28/2017 3:18:16 PM
Mice exposed to second-hand smoke only during gestation undergo abnormal changes to lung structure and function that persist into adulthood, according to research published in the open access journal  Respiratory Research.

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