Researchers found spraying oxytetracycline on orange trees didn’t halt a devastating infection called citrus greening, but a more expensive method — injecting the trunks — holds some promise. Source: NYT > Business – Andrew Jacobs
Once, a diagnosis of extensively drug-resistant TB meant quick death. A new drug regimen cures most patients in just months. Source: NYT > Business – Donald G. McNeil Jr.
Duodenoscopes have sickened hundreds of patients in hospital outbreaks. Now some experts are demanding the devices be redesigned or taken off the market. Source: NYT > Business – Roni Caryn Rabin
Drug-resistant infections from food are growing. But powerful industry interests are blocking scientists and investigators from getting information they need to combat the problem. Source: NYT > Business – Matt Richtel
As the infections become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, some standard treatments no longer work for an ailment that was once easily cured. Source: NYT > Business – Matt Richtel
The state health department calls on hospitals to do more to fight Candida auris, a mystery germ spreading the globe. Source: NYT > Business – Matt Richtel