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30 July 2010

FDA warns of pneumonia risk with antibiotic

U.S. health officials warned Thursday about the risk of pneumonia with the antibiotic Cubicin from Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc.

U.S. health officials warned Thursday about the risk of pneumonia with the antibiotic Cubicin from Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The FDA said it also found 36 possible cases of eosinophilic pneumonia in patients given Cubicin. The drug is approved for treating various bacterial infections.

 

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