FDA approves Cubist antibiotic for skin infections

June 20, 2014 11:40 PM

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FDA approves Cubist antibiotic for skin infections

WASHINGTON (AP) The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new antibiotic from Cubist Pharmaceuticals to treat serious skin infections often acquired in the hospital.

Regulators Friday cleared the company's Sivextro in both pill form and as an infusible solution for adults with skin infections caused by common bacteria that are often resistant to older antibiotics.

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