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Merck's overseas affiliate MSD said that Isentress (raltegravir) has been granted a license from the European Union Commission for use in combination with other antiretroviral medicinal products for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in treatment-experienced adult patients with evidence of HIV-1 replication despite ongoing antiretroviral therapy. The FDA granted approval for Isentress in October.

Pfizer said it received an FDA approvable letter for dalbavancin HCl, its once-weekly two-dose antibiotic under review for treating adults with complicated skin and skin structure infections, including those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
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