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2011-05-09 12:00:00

CHICAGO, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) today announced the presentation of two abstracts at the 2011 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) conference highlighting additional analyses of data from Phase 3 trials of DIFICID(TM) (fidaxomicin), an investigational product for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090413/LA97352LOGO ) The first analysis aimed to identify risk factors associated with...

2011-04-05 15:48:00

SAN DIEGO, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee (AIDAC) recommended that the FDA approve Optimer's investigational antibiotic DIFICID(TM) (fidaxomicin) for the treatment of patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), a bacterial infection in the lining of the gut that can cause severe diarrhea, colitis and in some cases death. In a...

2011-04-05 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) announced today that NASDAQ has halted trading of the Company's common stock this morning. The Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee (AIDAC) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is scheduled to meet today to review and discuss Optimer's New Drug Application (NDA) for fidaxomicin for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection. (Logo:...

2011-04-02 13:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) announced today the presentation of information from insurance claims and survey databases highlighting the unmet need for targeted therapies to treat subpopulations at high risk of recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The research also presented the substantial mortality and frequent complications associated with CDI. Investigator Erik R. Dubberke, M.D., M.S.P.H., of the Washington...

2011-02-02 12:15:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) announced The New England Journal of Medicine has published results from the North American Phase 3 trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Company's novel antibiotic fidaxomicin as a treatment for patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The Phase 3 trial showed that fidaxomicin significantly reduced recurrence rates and increased global cure rates when compared to vancomycin, the only...

2011-01-24 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the Company's New Drug Application (NDA) for fidaxomicin for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and for reducing the risk of recurrence when used for treatment of initial CDI. The FDA has also granted the Company's request for six-month Priority Review, and has assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee...

2011-01-04 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) today announced that fidaxomicin, the Company's lead product candidate, has been granted orphan drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of pediatric Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). This orphan drug designation applies to the active moiety and covers all formulations of fidaxomicin used to treat Clostridium difficile infection in children 16 years of age or...

2010-11-02 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) today announced that new research has been published in Microbiology, a peer-reviewed journal of the Society for General Microbiology, highlighting fidaxomicin's narrow spectrum of activity and minimal disruption of microflora in patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) compared to the only FDA approved CDI therapy, vancomycin. The article titled, "A new macrocyclic antibiotic, Fidaxomicin...

2010-10-11 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Keith Jensen of the Fort Worth, Texas-based law firm of Jensen, Belew & Gonzalez is announcing a $3.78 million settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) on behalf of the family of a nine-year-old New York girl who died in June 2004 as the result of a drug-induced disease known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome, which caused all of her skin to peel off. The settlement approval was filed Friday following a hearing before New...

2010-09-21 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) today announced that it has submitted the first section of a rolling New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for fidaxomicin to treat patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and to prevent recurrences of CDI. Optimer anticipates completing the submission in the fourth quarter of 2010 and plans to request priority review, which, if granted, could lead to an...


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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
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