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Wyeth is to quash stubborn bacterial germs

Hospitals have a new weapon in their fight to quash stubborn bacterial germs that have become resistant to today's &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/377/12415_drugs.html ' target=_blank>antibiotics.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Wyeth Pharmaceuticals' Tygacil (tigecycline), derived from the old tetracycline family of antibacterial medicines.

Tygacil was approved for treating certain abdominal and &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/2001/01/15/1997.html ' target=_blank>skin infections, though it can fight a range of bacterial ills, Wyeth said. New medicines are needed as bacteria evolve and become resistant to modern drugs. Staph infections often contracted in hospitals are a prime example, reports the Forbes.

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
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