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FDA Approves Dalavance for Treatment of MRSA

CNN News reports that the FDA has now approved Durata Therapeutics‘ new drug, Dalavance, for the treatment of bacterial skin infections like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA. The article explains that what makes Dalavance different from other MRSA drugs is that it has been labeled a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP). “Any drug designated QIDP by the FDA gets a priority review and expedited review process. If approved the drug also then qualifies for an additional five years of marketing exclusivity.” The agency hopes that such a designation will encourage companies to develop drugs that target such epidemic infections.

Read the article published by CNN News.