Antibiotics can contribute to colitis–new test allows faster treatment

Antibiotics often cause diarrhea and colitis, especially in hospitals and nursing homes where the culprit bacterium (C. difficile) is common–and so is antibiotic therapy. The FDA has approved Meridian Bioscience’s new ImmunoCard Toxins A&B, a rapid test for the diagnosis of a major cause of antibiotic-associated colitis”

Seems that as we learn to cure one thing, we contribute to the occurrence of other things. By the time we wipe out disease, some of us will be dying from the cures. This is one of the reasons bioscience is such a bursting source of new energy and economic growth.

It ain’t never gonna go out of style.