Aradigm Corp.’s inhaled antibiotic for a rare, incurable disorder affecting the lungs failed a late-stage study, sending the company’s shares down in premarket trading.

Two people have died from a suspected anthrax virus in Kazakhstan and six more have been hospitalized, the health ministry said on Tuesday. The suspected outbreak of the highly lethal virus happened in a village in the central Karaganda region, the ministry said in a statement. All eight people had eaten the meat of a […]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved to expand the use of Emergent BioSolutions Inc’s anthrax vaccine to prevent suspected or confirmed exposure to the bacterium that causes the disease. The FDA approved the vaccine, BioThrax, for use in patients who are between 18-65 years of age in conjunction with antibiotic treatment. (1.usa.gov/1OcqiJE) BioThrax was […]

Scientists who mapped the DNA of the New York City subway system have backed off a claim that they discovered traces of anthrax and bubonic plague at several stations, after federal and city public health officials strongly disputed the findings. Upon further analysis, the scientists now say, there is no evidence that those suspect DNA […]

The Pentagon on Thursday asked microbiologists for help in tracking samples of anthrax that the army shipped to at least 51 labs in 17 U.S. states and three foreign countries, according to an announcement shared with Reuters. The request indicates that the Pentagon does not know where the anthrax wound up. Researchers who had worked […]

Spores from the Sterne strain of anthrax bacteria (Bacillus anthracis) are pictured in this handout scanning electron micrograph (SEM) obtained by Reuters May 28, 2015. Reuters/Center for Disease Control/Handout via Reuters The Pentagon said on Wednesday that 51 labs in 17 U.S. states and three foreign countries have received suspected live samples of anthrax – […]