New antibiotic appears to be effective against urinary tract infections, drug company says

New antibiotic appears to be effective against urinary tract infections, drug company says

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  • Drug-resistant superbug kills someone every 15 minutes 02:34 - Source: HLN CNN — The first new type of antibiotic developed in more than 20 years to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) appears to be so effective that the pharmaceutical company stopped testing and will soon submit its data to the US Food and Drug Administration for approval.
  • GSK said it would prepare its findings for publication in a medical journal and submit its data to the FDA for approval next year.
  • “The antibiotic pipeline is what we would call pretty leaky, because, you know, you end up with antibiotics dropping out,” Liu said, meaning many of the drugs don’t make it from the first to second phase of human trials.
  • Urinary tract infections can happen to both men and women of any age, but are more common in women and girls, who have shorter urethras that are closer to the rectum, making it easier for bacteria to infect the urinary tract.

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