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Antibiotics may impact cancer treatment efficacy

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Source: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University From: sciencedaily.com Antibiotic use is known to have a near-immediate impact on our gut microbiota and long-term use may leave us drug resistant and vulnerable to infection. Now there is mounting laboratory evidence that in the increasingly complex, targeted treatment of cancer, judicious use of antibiotics also is needed to ensure these …

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Microbiota, novel antibiotics, and of course drug pricing among BIO2016 takeaways

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Josh Bart From: medcitynews.com Thousands attended the BIO International Convention in San Francisco the past few days, drinking knowledge from a fire hose. Others followed virtually, checking their #BIO2016 feed, and other sources, between spreadsheets. Either way, the convention raised a lot of issues to chew on for the next few months. As noted earlier, drug pricing was destined …