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Drug Names(s): Cefuroxime
Description: Zinacef is a semisynthetic, broad-spectrum second generation cephalosporin antibiotic for oral administration. Compared to first generation cephalosporins such as Keflex, second generation cephalosporins exhibit better Gram-(-) activity and somewhat weaker Gram-(+) activity. They are more stable to Gram-(-) beta lactamases. They exhibit good activity against many enteric Gram-(-) rods, Haemophilus influenzae, and Neisseria gonorrheae; moderate activity against streptococci and staphylococci; and poor activity against enterococci, methacillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Psuedomonas.
GlaxoSmithKline and Covis
In December 2011, Covis Pharma Sarl announced an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline to acquire full commercial rights for Fortaz (ceftazidime), Zinacef (cefuroxime), Lanoxin (digoxin), Parnate (tranylcypromine sulfate), and Zantac Injection (ranitidine hydrochloride) in the United States and Puerto Rico. GlaxoSmithKline will retain the existing rights for these products in countries outside the United States. Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. GSK will manufacture and supply Fortaz Injection, Zinacef Injection, Parnate, and Zantac Injection to Covis. Lanoxin Tablets and Injection, Fortaz Frozen, Zinacef Frozen and Zantac Injection Premixed will continue to be manufactured and supplied by current third-party suppliers.
Covis and Concordia
In March 2015, Concordia Healthcare announced it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the commercial assets of privately held Covis...See full deal structure in Biomedtracker
Partners: GlaxoSmithKline plc
Pink Sheet Glaxo's Zinacef
Pink Sheet Glaxo/Baxter Mini-bag agreements
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