Medications

FDA approves IV artesunate for severe malaria

Intravenous (IV) artesunate received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults and children with severe malaria, the agency announced Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guidance lists new first-line treatment for severe malaria in the U.S.

(HealthDay)—The drug artesunate—the World Health Organization-recommended first-line treatment for severe malaria—will become the first-line treatment for severe malaria in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Widely used malaria treatment to prevent malaria in pregnant women

A global team of researchers, led by a research team at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), are calling for a review of drug-based strategies used to prevent malaria infections in pregnant women, in areas where ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Commentary: More malaria nets likely needed between campaigns

A new study published in the Lancet journal EClinicalMedicine suggests that more mosquito nets are likely needed between mass campaigns to keep malaria cases in check. Writing in an accompanying commentary, Johns Hopkins ...

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