Today's Medical News


CDC: Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses Up to 2,172

The number of Americans stricken with a severe respiratory illness tied to vaping has now reached 2,172, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. That is a rise from the 2,051 case total from a week ago.

Infectious Disease

Fetroja Approved to Treat Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

Antibacterial drug Fetroja (cefiderocol) has been approved to treat patients aged 18 years and older with complicated urinary tract infections, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday.

Conference Highlights

November 7 2019 - November 10 2019American Society of Nephrology, Nov. 7-10
November 7 2019 - November 11 2019American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Nov. 7-11
October 27 2019 - October 31 2019American College of Surgeons, Oct. 27-31
October 25 2019 - October 29 2019American Academy of Pediatrics, Oct. 25-29
October 25 2019 - October 30 2019American College of Gastroenterology, Oct. 25-30

Monthly Briefings