5/8/2013

The FDA granted fast-track status to Cubist Pharmaceuticals' late-stage antibiotic CXA-201, a combination of ceftolozane and tazobactam, as a treatment for hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and complicated urinary tract infections. The antibiotic, which already received a fast-track designation for complicated intra-abdominal infections, is in two Phase III trials for the urinary and abdominal indications. Cubist plans to initiate another late-stage trial against ventilator-associated pneumonia in the coming months.

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