ABSSSIs

New antibiotic for MRSA on the horizon
New antibiotic for MRSA on the horizonAs the healthcare profession continues to face challenges with antibiotic resistance, drugmakers are developing novel antibiotics that will be effective against some of the worst infections. One drugmaker submitted New Drug Applications (NDAs) for approval of IV and oral delafloxacin (Baxdela) to FDA.
FDA approves oritavancin for skin infectionsFDA has approved oritavancin (Orbactiv, The Medicines Company) for injection for the treatment of adults with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs) caused by susceptible designated Gram-positive bacteria including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
FDA drug approvals-August 2014FDA actions in brief, complete response, fast-track designation, priority review, orphan drug designations, first-time generic approval