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TMC Bets Dosing Convenience, Field Force Synergies Will Help Oritavancin Prosper

This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily

Executive Summary

The Medicines Co. held an analyst meeting Oct. 9 in large measure to broadcast the progress it has made diversifying away from its current chief revenue generator, the cardiovascular drug Angiomax. It’s betting that its first foray into antibiotics, the IV-administered drug oritavancin, will best competition because of dosing advantages, efficacy, and the sponsor’s deep expertise in the tumultuous hospital market

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