Optimer Continues Dificid Push In Hospitals With Discount Programs
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
The antibiotic drug developer has been actively marketing its drug since it was approved last year, but it makes a more concerted effort to address issues of costs in hospitals, it said during at analyst day.
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