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Years after Cubist buyout, Merck scores a new Zerbaxa indication. Can it jump-start sales?

Merck hasn’t exactly made a fortune on its $ 9.5 billion Cubist Pharmaceuticals buyout, but now, a next-gen antibiotic it acquired in that deal has a brand-new indication that could help jump-start sales. On Monday, the FDA approved that drug, Zerbaxa, to treat adults with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia. It’s an add-on to Zerbaxa’s original approvals—to treat complicated… Read More »

California lawmaker withdraws bill banning flavored tobacco products after ‘hostile amendments’

In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus. AP Photo | Steven Senne LOS ANGELES — A proposed California bill that would prohibit sales of flavored tobacco products in stores and vending machines in the nation’s most populous state was withdrawn Thursday. State Sen.… Read More »