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New Antibiotic for MRSA and Pneumonia

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: March 2011 - Volume 111 - Issue 3 - p 23
doi: 10.1097/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000395236.76228.89
Drug Watch

* A new cephalosporin, ceftaroline fosamil (Teflaro), has been approved to treat acute bacterial skin infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, as well as serious community-acquired bacterial pneumonia requiring hospitalization.

* Ceftaroline fosamil is administered as an IV infusion.

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is the course coordinator for undergraduate pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD. She also coordinates Drug Watch: dianea@son.jhmi.edu.

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