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Optimer gains 13% on positive FDA review of intestinal infection antibiotic

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US FDA drug reviewers appeared satisfied with the efficacy and safety of Optimer Pharmaceuticals' experimental oral antibiotic Dificid (fidaxomicin) in treating and preventing recurrences of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), a disease that can cause serious diarrhea and other intestinal conditions, such as colitis, sometimes resulting in death.

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