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How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

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The consequence of the shutdown means the budget appropriated by Congress for the Agency is on hold, resulting in ~7000 of it's 17,000 employees being furloughed.

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Is Safe and Convenient, Says Study

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Is Safe and Convenient, Says Study

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To investigate the safety of influenza vaccination during hospitalization, researchers from Kaiser Permanente assessed the health records of >250,000 patients, 6 months of age and older, who were hospitalized during any of the 3 flu seasons from 2011 to 2014 and were admitted and discharged between September 1 and March 31.

Trial Evaluating <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Vaccine Halted

Trial Evaluating Staphylococcus aureus Vaccine Halted

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The aim of the STRIVE study was to investigate whether a single vaccination given 10-60 days before spinal surgery could prevent S. aureus infection in adults undergoing elective spinal fusion surgery.

Novel <i>H pylori</i> Eradication Therapy Effective in Phase 3 Trial

Novel H pylori Eradication Therapy Effective in Phase 3 Trial

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The ERADICATE Hp2 trial enrolled 455 dyspepsia patients at 55 sites across the US and randomized them to receive 4 capsules, 3 times daily, of either Talicia or the active comparator, for 14 days.

Barriers to Prevention, Eradication of HIV Remain Despite Numerous Advances

Barriers to Prevention, Eradication of HIV Remain Despite Numerous Advances

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Since the first clinical observation of HIV/AIDS in 1981, some 35.4 million people have died from AIDS-related illnesses.

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