FDA approves Theravance's Vibativ for nosocomial pneumonia

Theravance obtained the FDA's approval to market its injectable antibiotic Vibativ as a treatment for hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus. However, the once-daily antibiotic should only be prescribed when alternative treatments cannot be used, the FDA said. Vibativ was previously approved for treatment of complicated skin and skin-structure infections.

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