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Battling drug

发布时间:2019-03-07 07:09:01来源:未知点击:

A new antibiotic called linezolid could be a potent weapon against multidrug resistant bacteria. Gary Noskin and his team at Northwestern University tested the drug against 4000 strains of bacteria, some of which could survive the strongest antibiotics. The drug was effective against all of them, including strains that are multidrug resistant. Linezolid is the first drug to be launched belonging to a new class of antibiotics called oxazolidinones. Made by Pharmacia & Upjohn in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the drug is available for compassionate use in the US and is expected to get approval from the Food and Drug Administration in the next 6 to 12 months,