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How Much Does It Cost to Develop New Drugs?
Glenn Tillotson, PhD, FIDSA, discusses the costs of drug development.
Ridinilazole Shows Superior Efficacy for Treatment of <i>C. diff</i> in Phase 2 Study
Dr. Richard Vickers, discusses how ridinilazole showed superior efficacy for the treatment of C. diff when compared with vancomycin in a phase 2 study.
How Does Ridinilazole Compare with Other Antibiotics That Target <i>C. diff</i>?
Dr. Richard Vickers, explains how ridinilazole is unique in its spectrum of activity compared with other antibiotics that target C. diff and have been approved or are in development.
Consequences to Long-Term Antibiotic Therapy
Leonard Sigal, MD, explains the potential adverse consequences of long-term antibiotic therapy.
When to Suspect Diarrhea is Symptom of a <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infection
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Erik Dubberke, MD; Dale N. Gerding, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; and Peter L. Salgo, MD, distinguish between small bowel and large bowel diarrhea in patients with Clostridium difficile and discuss common approaches for diagnosing and managing patients.
Why Might Lyme Disease Be Overdiagnosed or Overtreated?
Leonard Sigal, MD, explains why Lyme disease is sometimes overdiagnosed or overtreated.
Recent Developments in Diagnostic Testing Within the Microbiology Lab
Daniel Diekema, MD, describes recent developments made in rapid and molecular diagnostic testing in the microbiology lab, and how these tests strengthen infection prevention efforts.
What Are Some Causes of Persisting Symptoms After Lyme Disease Infection?
Leonard Sigal, MD, discusses different causes of persisting symptoms after Lyme disease infection.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.