Omadacycline: First Global Approval.
Drugs. 2018 Nov 23;:
Authors: Markham A, Keam SJ
Paratek Pharmaceuticals are developing omadacycline (NUZYRA™), a first-in-class orally active aminomethylcycline antibacterial, as a treatment for various bacterial infections. The drug, which is available in intravenous and oral formulations, has a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity and was recently approved in the USA as a treatment for the treatment of community acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) in adults. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of omadacycline leading to this first global approval for the treatment of CABP and ABSSSI.
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