• Physicians Overprescribe Antibiotics for Children’s Sore Throats
    Physicians prescribe antibiotics for more than half of children with sore throat, exceeding the expected prevalence of strep throat, and used non-recommended antibiotics for 27 percent of children who received an antibiotic prescription, according to a study in the Nov. 9, ...More
    November 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • Flu Expert Calls for Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers
    Johns Hopkins’ senior hospital epidemiologist and flu expert is calling for mandatory vaccination of all healthcare workers as the best means of protecting patients and hospital staff from widespread outbreaks of the viral illness. Studies by other United States researchers ...More
    November 8, 2005 Posted in News
  • Malaria Risk at Home
    Some young children suffer twice as many malaria attacks as those who may be living just yards away from them, new research reveals today. A five-year study of over 3,500 children living in eastern Kenya, shows that household conditions can play a major role in ...More
    November 7, 2005 Posted in News
  • AORN Earns ISMP 2005 Cheers Award for its Safe Medication Administration Tool Kit
    DENVER -- The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has awarded one of its 2005 Cheers Awards to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) for its Safe Medication Administration Tool Kit. The Cheers Awards honor individuals, organizations, companies ...More
    November 7, 2005 Posted in News
  • Regent Medical Offers Tips for Handwashing
    NORCROSS, Ga. -- In the wake of the many natural disasters that have plagued the U.S. this year, from hurricanes of horrific impact to severe flooding and forest fires, our fellow citizens have been returning to their homes and businesses to deal with clean-up.  It is ...More
    November 7, 2005 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Combination Microbicides Protect Monkeys Against HIV-Like Virus
    Experiments in female monkeys have for the first time shown that when used in combination, vaginal gels known as microbicides can protect against an HIV-like virus. The research, funded largely by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the ...More
    November 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • FDA Tentatively Approves a Generic AIDS Drug in Association with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the tentative approval of the drug product Lamivudine Oral Solution, 10 mg/mL manufactured by Aurobindo Pharma LTD. of Hyderabad , India . Lamivudine Oral Solution is the first generic version of the already approved ...More
    November 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • Wild Birds Help to Create Human Flu Vaccine
    Avian influenza virus samples collected from wild birds in Mongolia by field veterinarians from the New York City-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have been selected by the World Health Organization to be part of a new human pandemic influenza vaccine currently in ...More
    November 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • District of Columbia Department of Health Expands HIV Testing Program
    The District of Columbia Department of Health announces the expansion of its rapid testing services to residents seeking care at its Southeast STD clinic, and to those entering the D.C. jail system. “HIV continues to be one of the District’s most pressing health concerns,” ...More
    November 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • Survey Reveals U.S. Leads Other Countries in Medical Errors
    A new international survey supported by The Commonwealth Fund finds that one-third of U.S. patients with health problems reported experiencing medical mistakes, medication errors, or inaccurate or delayed lab results -- the highest rate of any of the six nations surveyed. ...More
    November 3, 2005 Posted in News