Don't Rely on aPTT for Heparin Monitoring in Patients On Oritavancin

Reps will promote a ONE-dose antibiotic, oritavancin (Orbactiv).

It's one of a host of new antibiotics approved for gram-positive skin infections...including MRSA.

Think of oritavancin as similar to vancomycin...and in the same class as telavancin (Vibativ) and dalbavancin (Dalvance)...but with a half-life of 10 DAYS.

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