new IV antibiotic for methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) infections, Vibativ (vy-BA-tiv)
It's the first in a new class. But it's related to vancomycin...and has many of vanco's drawbacks.
Vibativ (telavancin) is only approved for complicated skin and skin structure infections in adults. It covers gram-positive bacteria, including MRSA.