Trudy Lieberman writes, “Phrases like the Act has “the potential of being one of the most transformational pieces of legislation that has come along since the National Cancer Act of 1971” and it “seeks to strengthen and modernize our health care system to help generate more cures” don’t come with an explanation of the downsides that might harm patients — like allowing medical devices on the market based on anecdotal evidence instead of clinical trials.”
The 21st Century Cures Act is a Christmas tree. Should the hope it gives to patient groups and researchers seeking federal support require us to overlook all that’s been lost in the bargain?
“The infection is Klebsiella pneumoniae, a stubborn gut-dwelling organism that can cause pneumonia, bloodstream infections and meningitis. The finding that it is present in food—and in some cases, practically genetically identical in food and in hospitals”
Dangerous infections that are resistant to antibiotics are spreading and growing stronger, with dire consequences.
Consumer Reports releases a new report on antibiotic-resistant superbug infections, the first in a three-part series on America’s antibiotic crisis.
Consumers Union Statement on CDC C. difficile Study For Release: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 5pm Contact: Lisa McGiffert, email@example.com or 512-477-4431, ext 7509 or Suzanne Henry, firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-477-4431 ext 7511 CDC Study highlights the dangers of C. difficile infections A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides important information about C. difficile, the Continue Reading
“Patients and physicians would not benefit from legislation that instead of catapulting us into the future, could actually bring back some of the problems we thought we had left behind in the 20th century.
Consumer Reports announces its commitment to help rein in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The initiative kicks off with Consumer Reports President and CEO Marta Tellado participating in the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship. “Antibiotic-resistant infection is the health crisis of our generation,” Tellado says.
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