BACTERIA - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) FDA approves Cubist antibiotic for skin infections <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">FDA approves Cubist antibiotic for skin infections</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW PERRONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-21T15:41:19.916-06:00">Updated Jun 21, 2014 03:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new antibiotic from Cubist Pharmaceuticals to treat common skin infections often acquired in the hospital. Regulators cleared the company’s Sivextro as a pill and as an intravenous solution for adults with skin infections caused by bacteria that are often resistant to older antibiotics. It’s the second FDA approval in less than a month for a new antibiotic to treat such infections. In late May, the FDA approved a similar drug fro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580955162014-06-21T15:41:19.916-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-21T15:41:19.916-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:41:19 MDT