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The U.S. FDA approved a new indication for Zerbaxa (Ceftolozane and tazobactam) for the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABD/VABP) in patients 18 years and older.

This approval addresses the threat of antimicrobial-resistant infections. According to the U.S. CDC and Prevention, HABP and VABP are the second most common type of hospital-acquired infection in the U.S particularly in patients in the ICU.

Zerbaxa was approved in 2014 to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections for complicated urinary tract infections.

Read the Full FDA Press Release Here

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