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June 2012
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Congress Passes Antibiotic Incentives Legislation

Earlier this week, lawmakers took a critical step in addressing antibiotic resistance by passing legislation with provisions to address the lack of new antibiotics in development.

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law

The Supreme Court has largely upheld the Affordable Care Act, the health reform law passed by Congress in 2010, which also contains important measures related to prevention and wellness, such as the Prevention and Public Health Fund, and requires private insurers to cover all recommended vaccines.

EIN Update: CDC Encourages Submission of Suspected C. gattii Isolates

Cases of Cryptococcus gattii outside the Pacific Northwest sparked a recent discussion among EIN members and a reminder that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages the submission of suspected isolates.

IDSA Journal Club

This month, studies investigating: reductions in hospital stays and adverse events in community-acquired pneumonia via a simple intervention; drotrecogin alfa for severe sepsis; high-dose, extended-interval colistin dosing; and azithromycin and risk of cardiac death.

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Patient Care and Science
ACIP Adjusts Influenza Vaccine Dosing for Young Children
CDC Updates Recommendations for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
New Guideline Pocketcards: Rhinosinusitis and Diabetic Foot Infection
Clinical Practice Management
IDSA Weighs In on CMS Inpatient Proposed Rule
Global ID
“Cured” HIV Patient, Researchers Discuss AIDS Fight
WHO: Pregnant Women with HIV Should Have Access to Optimal Drug
TB Treatment Trial Raises Hopes
Policy and Advocacy
IDSA Supports Universal Vaccination Through State Mandates
IDSA Leads Support for Increased BARDA Funding
IDSA Supports Age-Based HCV Screening Guidelines
Society Comments on Federal Action Plan to Prevent HAIs
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Congress Passes Antibiotic Incentives Legislation
Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law
EIN Update: CDC Encourages Submission of Suspected C. gattii Isolates
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