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Taksta noninferior to Zyvox in treating skin infections

February 28, 2017

Taksta oral tablets were noninferior to Zyvox in treating skin infections such as MRSA in a recent phase 3 clinical trial, the experimental drug’s manufacturer announced.

Taksta (fusidic acid, Cempra) was also well-tolerated in the trial involving 716 patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs).

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Pediatric EDs report limited adherence to antibiotic stewardship

February 27, 2017
Despite high antibiotic prescription rates by ED providers, pediatric EDs reported a lack of involvement in antimicrobial stewardship policies, including the creation of…

EMA panel grants positive opinion for Viekirax-Exviera 8-week treatment

February 27, 2017
AbbVie received a positive opinion for 8-week treatment of genotype 1b chronic hepatitis C with combination Viekirax plus Exviera from the European Committee for…
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WHO releases list of ‘priority pathogens’ in urgent need of new antibiotics

February 27, 2017
Today, WHO released its first-ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list is intended to…
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Vitamin D decreases HCV cell replication, aids virologic response

February 27, 2017
Vitamin D decreased hepatitis C cell replication and appeared significantly associated with rapid virologic response in anti-viral therapy, according to study results…
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Rapid Response from Barcelona: New Data in HCV Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AbbVie and Merck & Co., Inc.

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular…
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Pediatric EDs report limited adherence to antibiotic stewardship

February 27, 2017
Despite high antibiotic prescription rates by ED providers, pediatric EDs reported a lack of involvement in…
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Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

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Pediatricians play key role in preventing, controlling sexually transmitted infections

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