The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Merck’s Dificid (fidaxomicin) for a new oral suspension as well as for the treatment of Clostridioides difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) in children ages 6 months and older.

Johnson & Johnson reported a strong first-quarter 2018 with $20 billion in sales that was fueled by significant growth in the company’s pharmaceuticals business.

Actelion said its antibiotic hopeful cadazolid met the main goal of one late-stage study, but failed to hit the target in a second identical study.