May 15, 2014

Greenstone announced the introduction of rifabutin capsules to its product line. The drug is the authorized generic version of Mycobutin.

April 24, 2014

FloraTummys is a new probiotic especially made for kids rather than a line extension of the adult probiotic.

February 28, 2014

Lupin announced that it received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for rifabutin capsules USP, 150-mg, a generic version of Pharmacia and Upjohn Company's Mycobutin capsules.

January 16, 2014

A faculty member at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been awarded a United States patent for an invention that tackles bacterial contamination.

December 16, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration may require makers of antibacterial soaps to perform clinical trials to show their products are better at preventing infections and disease than ordinary soaps.

November 11, 2013

Shire will pay $4.2 billion to buy a drug maker specializing in treatments for rare diseases.

September 17, 2013

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria sicken more than 2 million people per year and kill at least 23,000, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 4, 2013

Aptalis Pharma has launched its 10-day drug therapy for treating a gastrointestinal bacterial infection and ulcer condition, the company said.

August 29, 2013

An aggressive species of tick normally found in the South has been spreading into northern states as well, posing a risk to people and pets, according to published reports.

August 5, 2013

A new treatment for bacterial infections of the vagina is now available, the drug's manufacturer said.

August 2, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a vaccine against meningococcal disease for use among patients of a broader age range than before.

July 30, 2013

NutraFana Pharmaceuticals recently launched a probiotic formulated specifically for children called FloraTummys Probiotic Sprinkles.

June 13, 2013

Voices of Meningitis, a public health initiative of the National Association of School Nurses, in collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur, has announced the launch of Get in the Game: Keeping Teens Healthy, a new program to help educate parents on the danger and prevention of meningococcal disease.

May 21, 2013

Vitamin C can kill a virulent form of tuberculosis, researchers in New York have found.

February 25, 2013

Scimera BioScience announced the launch of a novel probiotic formulation, Asprega ProPac, to address the gastrointestinal side effects of antibiotic therapy including antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

December 27, 2012

Biocodex last week sought to set the record straight regarding the use of probiotics with antibiotics.

December 19, 2012

A single lot of a congestion-relief product has been recalled due to bacterial contamination found in a sample, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

December 11, 2012

Biotech and vaccines company Nuron Biotech has bought rights from Pfizer for a vaccine to prevent infection by a bacteria that is a major cause of infectious disease around the world.

November 7, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a warning letter to The Avalon Effect, a company based in Franklin, Tenn., for its marketing of a light therapy product that claims to cure or treat symptoms of fungal meningitis, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, concussions, Lyme disease and other diseases.

September 20, 2012

French drug maker Sanofi announced a deal with the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development Thursday to develop drugs for tuberculosis.

June 6, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday addressed the current outbreak of E. coli O104 in Europe.

April 28, 2011

The Personal Care Products Council and the American Cleaning Institute have teamed up to launch a new website, FightGermsNow.com, to provide consumers, researchers and regulators information on antibacterial soaps and ingredients.

April 20, 2011

Bainbridge & Knight announced the expansion of its Lichi Super Fruit Diet brand with a probiotic product.

March 16, 2011

A new documentary film released by Institut Rosell-Lallemand discusses the discovery of beneficial bacteria and the role they play in our bodies, as well as the latest research on their potential to improve our lives.