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Article ID: 719687

CMS Takes a Significant Step Against Antimicrobial Resistance with Hospital Stewardship Requirement

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new rule requiring hospitals participating in its programs to establish antibiotic stewardship programs will enable critical advances toward control of a major public health threat.

Released:
26-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 719458

UN Climate Action Summit Opens Opportunities for Action on Infectious Disease Impact

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

As government, business, and community leaders from around the world gather in New York today for the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit, attention to the immediate and international threats posed by climate change to human health will be critical to achieving the summit’s goals of advancing from words to urgent action.

Released:
23-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719341

Senate Domestic, Foreign Funding Bills Recognize, but Fall Short of Needs for Critical Infectious Disease Responses

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Spending bills released by Senate Appropriations Committee Wednesday demonstrate encouraging recognition of some of the most urgent health challenges threatening individual and public health at home and abroad. At the same time, the bills fall short of the comprehensive commitments necessary to fully effective responses.

Released:
20-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 717771

Journal Supplement Provides Valuable Resource to Support Diversity in the Field of Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

A new collection of articles highlighting the science and complexity of inclusion, diversity, access, and equity is now available online, part of an ongoing commitment to drive improvements within the field of infectious diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Published as a supplement to The Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID), the IDSA-sponsored collection includes articles written by both Society members and authors outside the field with deep knowledge and seasoned perspectives on these important issues.

Released:
21-Aug-2019 12:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717711

Antibiotics Report Highlights Stewardship, Workforce, Research Needs

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

A CDC report on antibiotics use in health care U.S. healthcare settings show progress made in promoting appropriate use of infection-fighting drugs, but strengthened and continued efforts needed.

Released:
20-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717302

Public Comment Period for IDSA/AAN/ACR Draft Lyme Disease Guidelines Extended through Sept. 9

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) have extended the public comment period for the draft of their joint guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease for an additional 30 days. The deadline to submit comments is now Sept. 9, 2019.

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9-Aug-2019 8:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717008

Increased CMS Reimbursements for New Antibiotics Represents Progress in Attention to AMR

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule for the coming fiscal year will raise reimbursements for novel antibiotics, a meaningful step in confronting the threat of infections resistant to older medicines. At the same time, the rule does not require or support antibiotic stewardship in healthcare settings, also an essential measure to protect the effectiveness of existing infection-fighting medicines.

Released:
6-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714946

Public Comment Period for IDSA/AAN/ACR Draft Lyme Disease Guidelines Open Through Aug. 10

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) have opened a public comment period for the draft of their joint guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease.

Released:
26-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 714871

Reauthorization of PAHPA Builds Foundation for Public Health Readiness

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

The reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act signed by the president Monday includes measures that are critical to ensure that our nation has the resources and expertise needed to confront, control and combat emerging public health threats.

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25-Jun-2019 8:45 AM EDT

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Article ID: 713959

DISARM Act Provides Framework Needed to Spur Antibiotic R&D, Protect Existing Drugs

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

The introduction of the Developing an Innovative Strategy for Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms -- DISARM -- Act -- by United States Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) Tuesday represents an essential step toward addressing the growing threat of infections that are increasingly resistant to existing treatments. By improving critical Medicare reimbursement for antibiotics and promoting their appropriate use, the legislation has the potential to stabilize the antibiotics market, spur the development of new infection-fighting drugs, and preserve the effectiveness of existing medicines.

Released:
5-Jun-2019 9:45 AM EDT

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