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Cubist's antibiotic Cubicin gets US label warning for pneumonia risk

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The US FDA has said that there appears to be a temporal association between administration of Cubist Pharmaceuticals' intravenous antibiotic Cubicin (daptomycin) and eosinophilic pneumonia – a rare but serious condition where a type of white blood cell (eosinophil) fills the lungs. The agency has requested that the manufacturer include this information in the "Warnings and Precautions" and "Adverse Reactions, Post-marketing Experience" sections of the drug label.



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