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Optimer's Dificid positive in post-hoc Phase III analysis in cancer patients

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Executive Summary

A post-hoc analysis of two Phase III clinical trials for Optimer Pharmaceuticals' Dificid (fidaxomicin) tablets as a treatment for Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD) in cancer patients found higher clinical cure rates, better sustained response and lower recurrence of the bacterial infection than in study subjects who took oral vancomycin.



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