Biopharmaceutical Research Evolves Against Infectious Diseases with Nearly 400 Medicines and Vaccines in Testing

Phrma: 12/2/13

Throughout history, infectious diseases have taken a devastating toll on the lives and well-being of people around the world. Caused when pathogens such as bacteria or viruses enter a body and multiply, infectious diseases were the leading cause of death in the United States until the 1920s. Today, vaccines and infectious disease treatments have proven to be effective treatments in many cases, but infectious diseases still pose a very serious threat to patients. Recently, some infectious pathogens, such as pseudomonas  bacteria, have become resistant to available treatments. Diseases once considered conquered, such as tuberculosis, have reemerged as a growing health threat. Read More