February 26, 2015

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made a unanimous recommendation for use of meningococcal group B vaccines to vaccinate high-risk groups in the United States.

February 10, 2015

A new study funded by the Bay Area Lyme Foundation and conducted by Stanford School of Medicine researchers has found that loratadine may be able to help treat Lyme disease.

January 26, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration last week announced approval for Bexsero, a vaccine intended to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in individuals 10 years through 25 years of age.


October 6, 2014

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

September 22, 2014

As the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria occurs at an alarming rate, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology announced that it released to the president last week a report, called "Combating Antiboitic Resistance."



September 1, 2014

Pfizer last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration has granted fast track designation to the company’s investigational Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) vaccine candidate (PF-06425090). 

July 30, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its recommendations on the use of meningococcal vaccines in children and adolescents, according to the online issue of Pediatrics.

June 23, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration announced that it has approved Sivextro (tedizolid phosphate), an antibacterial drug.

May 15, 2014

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

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.