Delafloxacin: First Global Approval
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.
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During the peer review process the manufacturer of the agent under review was offered an opportunity to comment on the article. Changes resulting from any comments received were made by the author on the basis of scientific completeness and accuracy. 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 at http://www.medengine.com/Redeem/44E8F06046B3A200.
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