THIS JUST IN....CRITTERS GONE WILD!; ....antibiotic resistant bacteria was turning up in 81% of raw ground turkey, 69% of raw pork chops, 55 % of raw ground beef and 39% of raw chicken bought over the counter in 2011.
Although these are primarily farm critters from Pugwash Junction it still makes us alarmed down here at Hodge Podge pond.....SPLASH, SPLASH, SPLASH!
Was being facetious about Rick's comment that there wouldn't be any major news release till then. Tedizolid has been fast tracked and given priority reviews under the GAIN act. From earlier Feb. 14/13 JAMA publication; "Dr. Schaffner described tedizolid phosphate as the first drug to make it through a new, well-lubricated maze created by the October 1, 2012, Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now (GAIN) Act. The GAIN Act mandates priority reviews for antibiotic new drug applications and adds an additional 5 years of market exclusivity for new antibiotics. The GAIN Act also adds a pathogen-focused pathway that allows a new drug application to be supported by multiple clinical trials of the same infection, but in different parts of the body.
The current study therefore represents a larger societal interest than a typical phase 3 clinical trial, in that it suggests that the GAIN Act will lead to the development of new antibiotics that are desperately needed as antibiotic resistance becomes increasingly widespread. Dr. Schaffner added, "That's why this study was published in JAMA as opposed to an obscure infectious disease journal."