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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, ...

FDA Approves Pediatric Indication for Astellas' Mycamine (micafungin sodium) for Injection

Posted 24 Jun 2013 by Drugs.com

NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas"), a U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the use of Mycamine (micafungin sodium) for injection by intravenous infusion for the treatment of pediatric patients four months and ...

Smarten Up About Antibiotics, CDC Urges

Posted 18 Nov 2010 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 18 – Knowing when to take antibiotics – and when not to – can help fight the rise of deadly "superbugs," say experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About half of antibiotics prescribed are unnecessary or inappropriate, the agency says, and overuse has helped create bacteria that don't respond, or respond less effectively, to the drugs used to fight them. ...

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