• Brazil: Antibiotics Subject To Narcotics Supervision System

    Antibiotics will be included within the National Controlled Substances Management System (SNGPC) as of January 2013. The SNGPC is an important regulatory tool for monitoring drug use nationally and played a key role in the removal of some appetite suppressant drugs from the Brazilian market when the data confirmed abuse. Pharmacies and drugstores nationwide must submit information electronically concerning drugs subject to the reporting national system.  Read m...
  • Judge Orders FDA To Remove Antibiotics from Animal Feed

    A federal judge ruled this week that The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must either make plans to withdraw approval for the use of most antibiotics in animal feed or withdraw approval for non-therapeutic use of those antibiotics, reports Reuters . The 22 March ruling by US Magistrate Judge Theodore Katz comes after mounting concerns about antibiotic resistance and emerging so-called "superbugs" being seen as a threat to human health. Katz noted FDA had recently ...
  • Group Advocates Treating Superbugs Like Rare Diseases

    The research group Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is calling on the US Food and Drug Administration to classify superbugs as rare diseases in a bid to spur the development of new classes of antibiotics to treat increasingly drug-resistant strains of bacteria, reports Reuters . The research area has been plagued by a lack of investment, as drugmakers have been shying away from expensive investments in a historically unprofitable sector. The solution, ar...