FDA sanctions the use of Actavis Antibiotic for drug-resistant pathogens

December 7, 2014 11:31 PM

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Manufactured as a joint-venture between AstraZeneca and Actavis, two British-Sweden pharmaceutical companies, Actavis Antibiotic has been approved by the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) for the treatment of intra-abdominal infections (cUTI) and urinary tract infections (cIAI) occasioned by drug-resistant pathogens.

Actavis Antibiotic was approved after its Phase II trial showed promises of effectiveness and safety for patients suffering from cIAI and cUTI. The FDA had scrutinized submitted reports for clinical trials and given a limited approval that the drug be used only for the treatment of cIAI and cUTI.

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