Daptomycin (Cubicin) is a new IV antibiotic

Daptomycin (Cubicin) is a new IV antibiotic in Canada.

It's the first in a new class...called cyclic lipopeptides.

It works by disrupting the flow of ions across the bacterial cell membrane. It's for complicated skin infections due to gram-positive bacteria...including methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA).

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