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Anthrax Vaccine Shows Promise in Monkey Trial

Posted 1 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 – A vaccine made with a component of the bacteria that causes anthrax protected monkeys from the deadly infection in a preliminary trial. Previous research showed that this component – the anthrax capsule – played a pivotal role in providing protection, the researchers said. In this study, the same team of scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of ...

Inhalation Anthrax Treatment Anthim Approved

Posted 22 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 21, 2016 – Anthim (obiltoxaximab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat inhalational anthrax, a rare disease stemming from infected animal products. Bacillus anthracis spores also pose a deadly bioterrorism threat if released intentionally. Anthrax toxins can cause severe tissue damage and death, the FDA said Monday in a news release. Anthim, combined ...

FDA Approves Anthim (obiltoxaximab) for Inhalation Anthrax

Posted 22 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

March 21, 2016 – On Friday, March 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Anthim (obiltoxaximab) injection to treat inhalational anthrax in combination with appropriate antibacterial drugs. Anthim is also approved to prevent inhalational anthrax when alternative therapies are not available or not appropriate. Inhalational anthrax is a rare disease that can occur after exposure to ...

Anthrax Vaccine Approval Expanded

Posted 24 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 – U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for the BioThrax anthrax vaccine has been expanded to include adults aged 18 to 65 with known or suspected exposure, the agency said in a media release. The vaccine was first approved in 1970 for people at high risk of anthrax contact. Exposure to Bacillus anthracis bacteria, especially if inhaled, can cause death if not ...

FDA Approves BioThrax for Use After Known or Suspected Anthrax Exposure

Posted 23 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

November 23, 2015 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for BioThrax (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) to prevent disease following suspected or confirmed exposure to Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax disease. The vaccine’s new use is approved for people 18 through 65 years of age in conjunction with recommended antibiotic treatment. BioThrax was i ...

FDA Approves Raxibacumab to Treat Inhalational Anthrax

Posted 17 Dec 2012 by Drugs.com

December 14, 2012 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved raxibacumab injection to treat inhalational anthrax, a form of the infectious disease caused by breathing in the spores of the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Raxibacumab also is approved to prevent inhalational anthrax when alternative therapies are not available or not appropriate. Raxibacumab is a monoclonal antibody that ...

Anthrax Vaccine Shows Promise in Monkeys

Posted 22 Jan 2012 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 20 – Monkeys vaccinated with an anthrax capsule vaccine were protected against lethal anthrax infection, a new study has found. The anthrax capsule is a naturally occurring component of Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax. This is the first successful use of a non-toxin vaccine to protect monkeys from anthrax, which is regarded as one of the most serious ...

Vaccinations Aren't Just for Kids

Posted 16 Sep 2011 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 16 – Public health experts often focus immunization awareness efforts toward protecting children, and with good reason: Facing a potentially bewildering schedule of vaccinations for their young ones, parents usually need all the help they can get. But vaccinations aren't just kid stuff. Medical science is creating an increasing number of immunizations targeted at adults, to help ...

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