Purdue takes over production of TB drug

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Eli Lilly and Co. has completed shifting exclusive production of a tuberculosis antibiotic to Purdue Research Foundation.

The foundation’s Chao Center for Industrial Pharmacy & Contract Manufacturing will manufacture and distribute the drug, called Seromycin. Lilly sold the rights for an undisclosed price and donated the manufacturing equipment.

Approximately 10,000 Americans are thought to have a form of the disease that is resistant to other antibiotics.

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