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Armpit Thermometers Helped Spread Dangerous Fungus at UK Hospital

Posted 4 May 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 – Armpit thermometers led to a large outbreak of drug-resistant Candida auris fungus in the United Kingdom, researchers say. The outbreak occurred in Oxford University Hospitals' neurosciences intensive care unit. The culprit: repeat-use axillary thermometers, the kind used to measure body temperature from the armpit. "Despite a bundle of infection control interventions, the ...

Health Tip: Help Prevent Skin Infections

Posted 13 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Skin infections are common in athletes, often triggered by sweaty equipment that rubs against skin. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these prevention tips: Wash your hands often with soap and water. Or use a hand sanitizer. Take a shower as soon as possible after practice or a game. After each use, wash and thoroughly dry your uniform. Never share personal items, such as ...

13 Cases of 'Superbug' Fungal Infection in U.S.

Posted 4 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 – Federal health officials say 13 cases of a potentially deadly, drug-resistant fungal infection have been reported in the United States. Four of those cases ended in death, but health officials said it's not clear if the deaths were due to the infection or the patients' underlying health conditions. Candida auris fungal infection is emerging as a health threat worldwide, ...

Skin Infections Common in High School Wrestlers, Study Finds

Posted 10 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 – Wrestlers are much more likely to suffer skin infections than other U.S. high school athletes, new research shows. The study authors examined five years of data on skin infections among athletes in 22 high school sports. Nearly 74 percent of skin infections occurred among wrestlers, and just under 18 percent among football players, the investigators found. The actual ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Noxafil (posaconazole): Drug Safety Communication - Dosing Errors when Switching between Different Oral Formulations; Label Changes Approved

Posted 4 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: The FDA is cautioning that differences in dosing regimens between the two oral formulations of the antifungal Noxafil (posaconazole) have resulted in dosing errors.  To help prevent additional medication errors, the drug labels were revised to indicate that the two oral formulations cannot be directly substituted for each other but require a change in dose.  Direct mg for mg substitution o ...

FDA Approves Merck’s Noxafil Delayed-Release Tablets

Posted 26 Nov 2013 by Drugs.com

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Nov. 26, 2013--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Noxafil (posaconazole) 100 mg delayed-release tablets. Noxafil delayed-release tablets are a new formulation with a loading dose of 300 mg (three 100 mg delayed-release tablets) twice daily on the first ...

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