Research explores antibiotic stewardship on neonatal units

Source: Shutterstock.com Study shows neonatal intensive care unit-specific antimicrobial stewardship programme is feasible and could improve antibiotic-prescribing practices Antibiotics are some of the most prescribed medications in neonatal intensive care units (NICU), but there is limited evidence on the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programmes on these wards. In a recent study, a team collected data on …

PhRMA names new chief medical officer, EVP

WASHINGTON — The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Wednesday announced Richard Moscicki will join the organization as chief medical officer and EVP. He will lead the organization’s science and regulatory advocacy efforts beginning in early October 2017. “I am pleased to welcome Rich to the helm of our science and regulatory team,” stated Stephen …

Pediatric Treatment Approved for 'Kissing Bug' Disease

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 — Benznidazole has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat the tropical parasitic infection Chagas, or “kissing bug” disease, in children aged 2 to 12. “”The FDA is committed to making available safe and effective therapeutic options to treat tropical diseases,” said Dr. Edward Cox, director of …

FDA: Serious Problems at Florida Stem Cell Clinic

A Florida stem cell clinic has been cited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for what the agency describes as serious problems that could pose health risks to patients. The agency said Monday that it has cited US Stem Cell Clinic, of Sunrise, for marketing stem cell products without FDA approval and for “significant …

PDAU secures backing from 10% of Boots pharmacists in legal action

Source: Pharmacists’ Defence Association Mark Pitt, assistant general secretary of the PDAU, said both parties were now awaiting further instructions from the CAC   The Pharmacists’ Defence Association Union (PDAU) has revealed it has secured enough support to partially trigger the next stage of its legal application to “derecognise” the Boots Pharmacists Association (BPA). A …

New CEO named for Crossmark Canada

PLANO, Texas — Crossmark on Monday named Mark Ayer president and CEO of Crossmark Canada. Ayer joined Crossmark Canada as SVP customer development in April 2017. “I am pleased to announce that effective Sept. 1, 2017 Mark Ayer has been promoted to president and CEO of Crossmark Canada in a planned transition with Christopher Terrio,” stated …