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Merck has announced that the U.S. FDA has approved Zinplava™ to reduce recurrence of C. diff infection. The drug was developed by researchers at MassBiologics in conjunction with Medarex (now part of Bristol-Myers Squibb), and licensed to Merck in 2009.Read more