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New Approved Use for Levofloxacin

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: September 2012 - Volume 112 - Issue 9 - p 23
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000418918.99858.32
Drug Watch
  • The antibiotic levofloxacin (Levaquin) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat plague.
  • The approval for this indication is based upon animal studies that found levofloxacin to be 94% effective in treating plague.

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:

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