Imperial Valley News
Rochester, Minnesota - The gene that makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics is in the U.S. A report published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy says the colistin-resistant mcr-1 E. coli has been discovered in a woman in Pennsylvania. Colistin, introduced in the 1950s, is used to treat multidrug resistant bacterial infections known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).
Rochester, Minnesota - In a move to keep consumers safe from foodborne illness, the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) now requires new labels for beef products that have been mechanically tenderized. The labels alert consumers about the tenderization method, and they provide information on safe cooking practices.
Rochester, Minnesota - Surrogate endpoints used to support the majority of new cancer drugs approved in the U.S. often lack formal study, according to the authors of a study published in the June issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. This analysis questions whether the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is adhering to standards that demand that surrogates be “reasonably likely to predict” or “established” to be used to grant approvals.
Rochester, Minnesota - World leaders in tobacco control and treatment, international and national grantees, and health care professionals are gathered at Mayo Clinic for the Global Tobacco Dependence Treatment Summit 2016 to discuss the impact of health care professional advocacy on tobacco control.
San Jose, California - A federal grand jury indicted Dr. Vilasini M. Ganesh and Dr. Gregory Belcher last week with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering, announced Acting United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. Dr. Ganesh is a family practitioner and Dr. Belcher is an orthopedic surgeon.
Los Angeles, California - A Pennsylvania man was charged today with felony computer hacking related to a phishing scheme that gave him illegal access to over 100 Apple and Google e-mail accounts, including those belonging to members of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.