J&J Drug Receives FDA Approval for Preventing and Treating Plague

by Kathy Jones on  April 30, 2012 at 8:19 PM Drug News
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The US Food and Drug Administration has given its approval for Johnson & Johnson' levofloxacin drug for preventing and treating plague.

The FDA said that the drug has been approved for reducing the risk of plague after a person has been exposed to bacterium Yersinia pestis.
 J&J Drug Receives FDA Approval for Preventing and Treating Plague
J&J Drug Receives FDA Approval for Preventing and Treating Plague
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The drug, to be sold under the brand name Levaquin, was developed by Johnson & Johnson after the company was approached by the US government following fears that Yersinia pestis could be used as a biological weapon by terrorists.

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