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Blood biomarker can help predict disease progression in patients with COPD
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health
(Elsevier) Some patients with COPD demonstrate signs of accelerated aging. In a new study published in the journal CHEST ® researchers report that measuring blood telomeres, a marker of aging of cells, can be used to predict future risk of the disease worsening or death. Further, they have determined that the drug azithromycin may help patients with short telomeres, an indicator of more rapid biological aging, stave off negative clinical outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

Azithromycin Cuts Pulmonary Exacerbation in CF With Early Pa
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 02:00:47 +0800 | - Pharma News
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 -- For children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and early Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) infection, the risk of pulmonary exacerbation is significantly reduced with the addition of azithromycin to tobramycin inhalation solution... (Source: - Pharma News)

Pfizer announces extension of Zithromax ® Antibiotic Donation Program through 2025 to help eliminate world's leading infectious cause of blindness
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:00:00 +0800 | World Pharma News
Pfizer Inc. will extend its donation of the antibiotic Zithromax® (azithromycin) to the International Trachoma Initiative through 2025, building on the company's 20-years of work to help eliminate the world's leading infectious cause of blindness. Approximately 163 million people are at risk of developing the disease and this recommitment ensures that Pfizer, through the International Trachoma Initiative (ITI), will continue to provide trachoma endemic countries with donated antibiotics that are a critical component of the global strategy to eliminate this neglected tropical disease (NTD). (Source: World Pharma News)

Macrolide antibiotics for bronchiectasis
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 19:14:16 +0800 | Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH)
This Cochrane Review of 15 RCTs found that long-term macrolide therapy may reduce the frequency of exacerbations and improve quality of life, although supporting evidence is derived mainly from studies of azithromycin, and predominantly among adults rather than children. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

Randomised controlled trial tests azithromycin efficacy for asthma exacerbation
Wed, 16 May 2018 21:05:08 +0800 | The Aspergillus Website - updates
Wed, 05/16/2018 - 15:05News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)

Azithromycin: A Generic Antibiotic That Continues To Provide Surprising Life-Saving Benefits
Tue, 15 May 2018 19:58:00 +0800 | Healthcare News
Decades after it was synthesized in a lab in Groton, Connecticut, new uses of azithromycin are still being found to save lives. (Source: Healthcare News)

Trovan - Zithromax (Trovafloxacin and Azithromycin) - updated on RxList
Mon, 14 May 2018 14:00:00 +0800 | RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)

Azithromycin (Azasite) Ophthalmic Solution 1% (New - Currently in Shortage)
Thu, 10 May 2018 01:00:00 +0800 | FDA Drug Shortages
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)

Zithromax (Azithromycin) - updated on RxList
Tue, 08 May 2018 14:00:00 +0800 | RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)

Common antibiotic significantly reduces child deaths across Africa
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 01:32:45 +0800 | - Health
Giving the antibiotic azithromycin twice a year to young children in sub-Saharan Africa reduced childhood deaths by 13.5%, a new study has shown. (Source: - Health)

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