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Zyvox Safety Alert Undercuts PhRMA Good News Events

This article was originally published in RPM Report

Executive Summary

Talk about bad timing. A March 16 safety alert issued by the Food & Drug Administration regarding Pfizer Inc.'s antibiotic linezolid (Zyvox) couldn't have come at a worse time. If there was any doubt left on the point, it is gone now: drug safety will be the dominant theme for the pharmaceutical industry in 2007.

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