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Forest's Unlikely Co-Sponsor For Ceftaroline Review: FDA Steps In

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FDA got a chance to show off its ability to stimulate antibiotic development during an advisory committee review of a new cephalosporin from Forest Labs. In the past, the agency has been faulted for failing to set clear targets for anti-infective trials; with ceftaroline, the agency went to the other extreme, stepping in to support an application with key re-analyses of data. Reprinted from The RPM Report, November 2010.

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