FDA Advisers Split Vote on Cephalosporin Combo

December 6, 2014 12:10 AM

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The FDA's Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee voted Friday to recommend approval for a combination of ceftazidime and avibactam for certain indications where few or no other medical options are available.

By an 11-1 vote, the committee favored approving the drug for intra-abdominal infections and urinary tract infections as well as kidney infections, noting that clinicians' alternatives were limited. But on a proposed indication for aerobic Gram-negative infections, such as hospital acquired bacteria...

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