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Hospital physicians and administrators, increasingly worried about the increase in infections resistant to long used antibiotics, have their hopes raised by a report published in Nature that suggested that a new antibiotic, Teixobactin, may be effective against Staphylococcus aureus,  resistant strains of anthrax, Clostridium difficile, Staphylococcus and tuberculosis.

But human trials are probably two to three years away and it could be five years before the drug is commercially available, reported FierceHealthcare.





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