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Drug-Resistant Diarrhea Bug Spreads in US

Shigella strain resists common treatment of Cipro

(Newser) - Travelers from overseas have brought back an unwelcome present for us all: a particularly rough stomach bug that is now spreading across the US. Bonus: This strain of Shigella is resistant to the go-to antibiotic in such cases, ciprofloxacin, or Cipro. A CDC report says the agency has tracked 243... More »

FDA Orders Urgent Warning About Cipro

'Black box' caution on tendon rupture includes similar antibiotics

(Newser) - The FDA today mandated urgent “black box” warning labels on Cipro and other antibiotics of the powerful flouroquinolone family of drugs. The antibiotics carry a risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture, which could leave patients severely disabled, the AP reports. Particularly vulnerable are those over 60 and patients who... More »

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