FDA approves drug to treat MRSA

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Transcript FDA approves drug to treat MRSA

“FDA approves
drug to treat
MRSA”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has
approved a new drug to treat bacterial skin
infections like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus
aureus, also known as MRSA. MRSA is caused by a
strain of staph bacteria that's become resistant to
most antibiotics. It's life-threatening and is often
found in hospitals and other health care settings.
The new drug, called Dalavance, is taken
intravenously. The drug is only approved for use in
adults. This is the first drug labeled by the FDA as a
Qualified Infectious Disease Product. QIDP is part
of a program that the administration hopes will
encourage drug companies to develop new drugs
like Dalavance that will fight the epidemic of
antibiotic-resistant infections. Antibiotic-resistant
bacteria infect at least 2 million people each year.
Of those, at least 23,000 die as a direct result of the
infection.
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