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Novel Treatment for MRSA Submitted for Review to US FDA
Drug maker Melinta has submitted their new antibiotic Baxdela for review by the US Food and Drug Administration, with the hopes that it will bring a new treatment option for people suffering from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Researchers Discover Just How Some MRSA Strains Resist Antibiotics
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causes more than 11,000 deaths in the United States each year and a new study shows how this pathogen is able to evade last-line antibiotics.
 
A New Tool for Fighting Serious Bacterial Skin Infections
In a recent study in mice, researchers used a synthetic peptide to disrupt the bacterial stress response that causes abscess formation in skin infections with drug-resistant bacteria.
World Leaders Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance at UN General Assembly Meeting
On September 21, 2016, delegates at the 71st meeting of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly gathered to discuss the shared danger of antimicrobial resistance, signaling the global scale of this urgent public health crisis while pledging to collectively tackle the problem of superbugs.
New Annual Report on Antimicrobial Resistance Released by UK Health Officials
Health officials around the world agree that our one of the best steps to reducing the problem of antimicrobial resistance is scaling back on unnecessary overprescribing of these medications. As doctors in many countries work to implement these efforts, a new report out of the United Kingdom shows some progress in the fight against drug-resistant “superbugs,” along with plenty of work to still be done.
 
Canadian Health Agency Releases 2016 Report on Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria
When the colistin-resistant gene, mcr-1, was first found in China in 2015, health officials around the world knew that the gene would inevitably appear in their countries. It has since been detected in other parts of Asia, Europe, and North America, including Canada, which just released a 2016 report from their Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System.
Veterans Health Administration Cuts Healthcare Associated Blood Infections with Preventive Initiative
Nearly a decade ago, 130 Veterans Health Administration facilities around the country introduced their methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Preventive Initiative to reduce transmission of the “superbug” in their hospitals and health centers.
FDA Issues New Ruling on Antibacterial Soaps
In a new ruling, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that companies selling over-the-counter antiseptic washes will no longer be allowed to market their products as such due to doubts over these products’ safety and effectiveness.