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vancomycin

van koh mahy sin

  • n  an antibiotic (trade name Vancocin) effective against some bacterial infections

  • Then it slowly became resistant to one antibiotic after another until finally only one, vancomycin, remained to subdue all staph strains.
  • Even more worrisome, insensitivity to vancomycin-which nurses and physicians in intensive-care units refer to as the big gun-is showing up in the .
  • Even more worrisome, insensitivity to vancomycin--which nurses and physicians in intensive-care units refer to as the big gun--is showing up in the dangerous family of .
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  • Hank McKinnell in Bloomberg
    On July 20, 2005, the FDA sent a letter to Hank McKinnell, then Pfizer's CEO, saying, "Your misleading promotion of Zyvox, and in particular your unsubstantiated implied claims regarding its superiority to vancomycin, poses serious health and safety...

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