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2014-07-04 16:21:01

-- Purchase enhances cost-competitiveness, paves way for future development -- LAKE FOREST, Ill., July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility and an associated research and development (R&D) facility from Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (BSE: 524372, NSE:...

2012-02-09 18:21:57

Trends in other countries and emerging cephalosporin resistance signal likelihood of treatment failures Researchers are continuing to sound the alarm on the growing threat of multi-drug resistant gonorrhea in the United States, according to a Perspective commentary in the Feb. 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. In July 2011, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released "Cephalosporin Susceptibility Among Neisseria gonorrhoeae Isolates - United States,...

2012-01-30 18:00:00

Cefixime is effective for infections of the middle ear (otitis media), tonsillitis, throat infections (pharyngitis), laryngitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia caused by susceptible bacteria. New report “Cefixime - Comprehensive patent search” worked out by Genericsweb has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 Cefixime is a semi-synthetic (partially man-made), oral antibiotic in the cephalosporin family of antibiotics. The cephalosporin...

FDA Restricting Antibiotics In Livestock
2012-01-05 13:38:48

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Wednesday that it will begin restricting the use of some antibiotics in cows, pigs and poultry due to concerns that infections in humans may be growing resistant to treatment. The FDA's order applies to a common class of drugs known as cephalosporins, which are given to healthy animals as a cautionary measure for potential infections. The FDA will begin to ban the use of cephalosporin drugs in April for disease prevention in livestock....


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