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Optimer Pharmaceuticals and Cubist Pharmaceuticals Announce Collaboration to Co-Promote DIFICID™ (Fidaxomicin) for Clostridium difficile Infection in the United States
Date:4/6/2011

eing developed for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The FDA granted the Company's request for six-month Priority Review of Optimer's NDA for DIFICID, and has assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date of May 30, 2011. The Company also filed a MAA with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for fidaxomicin. Pruvel™ is a prodrug in the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics being developed as a treatment for infectious diarrhea. Additional information can be found at http://www.optimerpharma.com.  

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Statements included in this press release that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements, including without limitation statements related to the potential regulatory approval and commercialization of DIFICID, the expected timing of the FDA's review of the NDA for DIFICID, future activities conducted under the co-promotion agreement, the potential benefits of the co-promotion agreement, including benefits to the commercial launch of DIFICID, the number of hospitals to which DIFICID will be marketed, and the possibility of capturing a portion of the undiagnosed CDI market, Optimer's plans to build its own sales force, potential payments under the co-promotion agreement, and expected trends in the incidence of CDI. Words such as "believes", "would", "anticipates", "plans", "expects", "may", "intend", "will", and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by Optimer or Cubist that any of their respective plans will be achieved. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this release due to the implementation and continuation of the co-promotion agreement, each party's performance of its respective obligations under the co-promotion agreement, Optimer's and Cubist's ability
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