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Optimer's fidaxomicin better than vancomycin in clostridium difficile Phase III study

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Optimer Pharmaceuticals' narrow-spectrum antibiotic, fidaxomicin, has met its primary endpoint in a Phase III non-inferiority study, which pitched it against vancomycin for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection. Further results of the study were presented at this week's annual European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases meeting in Helsinki; top-line results were released last November.

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