IDSA News - Dec. 2012/Jan. 2013  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
Patient Care and Science
•  New Guideline Pocketcards: Prosthetic Joint Infection, Streptococcal Pharyngitis
•  Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Clinical Practice Management
•  Help Boost ID Participation in Physician Compensation Survey
•  “Ask the Coder” Your Tough Coding Questions
Global ID
•  FDA Approval of TB Drug a Milestone, With Caveats
•  U.S. TB Drug Shortages Highlight Global Gaps
•  A Doctor’s Path Takes Him Back to Africa
Policy and Advocacy
•  Congress Averts Large Cuts in Medicare, Federal Funding—For Now
•  IDSA Calls for Stronger Recommendation on HCV Screening
•  Which Pathogens Should Qualify for R&D Incentives?
•  Balanced Approach Needed on H5N1 Select Agent Proposal
•  IDSA Comments on Guidance for Developing Abdominal Infection Drugs
Your Colleagues
•  Check Out “My IDSA” for Latest Member News
Education & Resources
•  Celebrate 50 Years of IDSA and the Annual Meeting
Top Stories
•  From the President:
A Delicate Balance on Dual Use Research of Concern

•  New Guideline on Prosthetic Joint Infection Now Online
•  EIN Update: MDR Gram-Negative Osteomyelitis Infections
•  IDSA Journal Club


New Guideline Pocketcards: Prosthetic Joint Infection, Streptococcal Pharyngitis

Practice guidelines developed by IDSA on the diagnosis and treatment of prosthetic joint infection and streptococcal pharyngitis are now available as pocketcards. IDSA members are eligible for a 35 percent discount when ordering these 4x7-inch quick-reference tools that feature essential diagnostic and treatment recommendations in a brief format. Use discount code IDSA2013.