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News Review from Harvard Medical School – Antibiotics and Tendon Problems

Petitioners are asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to put stronger warnings on ciprofloxacin (Cipro) and levofloxacin (Levaquin) about the drugs' risk for tendon problems, the Associated Press and United Press...


The fluoroquinolones have become an increasingly popular class of antibiotics for use in a variety of infections.


What Is It? : Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine out of the body. Urethritis is usually caused by a sexually transmitted infection. Much less often, it is the result of an injury...

Fluoroquinolones’ fate measured in waste and natural waters

A detailed account of the mass flows of fluoroquinolone antibacterial agents (FQs) in a Swiss watershed, which is posted on the ES&T Web site (10.1021/es0256212), shows they are found at very low concentrations in natural waters.

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