Higher daily doses of rifampin, a cornerstone of tuberculosis treatment, killed more TB bacteria in sputum cultures, and the higher doses did so without increasing the adverse effects of treatment, according to a randomized controlled tri
The new influenza drug Xofluza, developed by the Japanese pharmaceutical company Shionogi, was approved for clinical use in Japan in February 2018.
Promising experimental cancer chemotherapy drugs may help knock out another life-threatening disease: tuberculosis (TB).
Highly effective drugs that can cure chronic hepatitis C infection in approximately 95 percent of patients first became available in the U.S. in 2014.
New research indicates that when pregnant women take certain rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drugs that may cause immunosuppression, their children do not have a marked excess risk of developing serious infections.
Zika virus. Ebola virus. Influenza. SARS and MERS corona viruses. Existing and emerging viral diseases are an increasing problem, particularly in developing countries.
Drug delivery systems (DDSs) control when and how much drugs are delivered to the body. Numerous DDS studies have been conducted but most have focused on treatments for cancer.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, has issed a statement on the FDA’s oversight of drug compounding and implementing new laws:
Tuberculosis, which infects roughly one quarter of the world's population and kills nearly 2 million people a year, is not only deadly but ancient: signs of the disease have been found in Egyptian mummies.
A new study published by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that the drug oseltamivir -- commonly known as Tamiflu -- does not cause an increased risk of suicide in pediatric patients.