March 15, 2020

On March 12, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert that eight patients were infected following fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) using material from a company which was later confirmed to be OpenBiome, an independent stool bank. Two of the patients subsequently died. FDA did not name OpenBiome …

November 29, 2019

Our Rhode Island-based Advocate Meg Mimnaugh published an op-ed in the Providence Journal to promote PLF’s “See C. diff” public education campaign.  My Turn: Americans should know about deadly infection Losing a loved one is always painful. It’s particularly excruciating when their death was preventable. Before my mom died from …

November 14, 2019

On November 13th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its second Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States (AR Threats Report). The report provides new national estimates of deaths and infections caused by antibiotic-resistant germs, and categorizes the top resistant germs based on level of concern to human …

November 13, 2019

Everyone at Peggy Lillis Foundation (PLF) is very proud of our advocate and C. diff survivor Maryann Webb for her frank and compelling interview on the November 13, 2019 edition of CBS Evening News. Maryann’s story provides a face to the recent Antibiotic Resistant Threats Report. “The U.S. Centers for …