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). 

March 20, 2014

A study published earlier this week in the journal Pediatrics determined that the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri helped substantially reduce episodes of diarrhea and respiratory tract infections among children in a daycare setting.

March 10, 2014

The majority of pediatric bacterial infections that cause severe diarrhea and are potentially life-threatening occur among children who recently took antibiotics prescribed by doctors for other conditions, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published this week in Pediatrics.

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.

June 17, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser, whose portfolio includes such brands as Clearasil, Mucinex and Lysol, is partnering with Save the Children to help drastically lower the global death rate of children younger than 5 years from diarrhea, a preventable illness, by 2020.

March 21, 2013

Norovirus has emerged as the leading cause of gastroenteritis - inflammation of the stomach and intestines - in children younger than 5 years, according to a new study.

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 4, 2012

Among children who took part in a recent study on the use of hand sanitizer in an environment with limited access to clean water, diarrhea cases were reduced by 30% and respiratory illnesses by more than 11%, GOJO Industries noted in a release issued Tuesday.

May 8, 2012

Consumption of probiotics is associated with a reduced risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, a common adverse effect of antibiotic use, according to a review and meta-analysis of previous studies published in the May 9 issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.

April 11, 2012

Prasco Labs will market an authorized generic version of a drug used to treat diarrhea caused by a bacterial infection, the company said Wednesday.

April 10, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic version of a drug for diarrhea made by Watson, the company said Tuesday.

February 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued a public warning that the use of proton-pump inhibitors or H2 blockers may be associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea, or CDAD.

May 31, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for diarrhea caused by a bacterial infection.

April 20, 2011

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Salix Pharmaceuticals three patents related to a drug used for travelers’ diarrhea.

November 4, 2010

A brand of cheese sold at Costco stores has been linked to E. coli infections...

June 2, 2010

Tioga Pharmaceuticals has started a late-stage clinical trial of an investigational drug for irritable bowel...

January 3, 2010

New research indicates that the activation of an inflammatory mediator in the human body may...

January 3, 2010

A Mayo Clinic research study published in the January issue of The American Journal of...