Saturday, June 18, 2005

FDA approves new antibiotic - good news in fight against drug-resistant bugs

From the Canadian Press:
The U.S. government approved a new antibiotic Thursday to give hospitals another weapon against tough-to-treat infections.

Tygacil, known chemically as tigecycline, is an intravenous antibiotic, for use in treating complicated abdominal and skin infections in adults.

New antibiotics are urgently needed because bacteria are evolving to resist the effects of commonly used medications. ...more

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