Altabax - 2007 FDA approvals

Drug: Altabax (retapamulin)
Indication: Impetigo
Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Approval Date: April 12, 2007

Scoop: Altabax is a topical treatment of impetigo, an infection of the top layers of the skin that typically occurs in infants and children 2 to 6 years of age. Altabax is the first new class of prescription topical antibacterials--called pleuromutilins-- which inhibit bacterial protein synthesis and are active against a variety of pathogenic bacteria.

Altabax - 2007 FDA approvals

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