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Delafloxacin: First Global Approval

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posted on 28.03.2018 by Anthony Markham
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Funding: The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.

Conflicts of interest: A. Markham is a contracted employee of Adis/Springer, is responsible for the article content and declares no relevant conflicts of interest.

Additional information about this Adis Drug Review can be found here.

Abstract

Delafloxacin (Baxdela™) is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial with activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens being developed by Melinta Therapeutics. The drug is being investigated or considered as a treatment for various bacterial infections and in June 2017 received approval in the USA for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of delafloxacin leading to this first global approval for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. Access to the full article can be found here.

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