Paratek Receives FDA Approval of NUZYRA to Treat Bacterial Pneumonia and Skin Infections

On October 2, Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PRTK) announced that the company received FDA approval of NUZYRA™ (omadacycline) to treat community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) and acute skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). NUZYRA is an antibiotic that can be administered either orally or through a once-daily IV treatment. Paratek plans to have the drug available in the first quarter of 2019.


Rocket Tickers alerted subscribers of the news at 6:37 pm on October 2. The next trade took place at 7:00 pm for $10. The stock price dipped to $9.47 at the market open the next morning and continued to fall during the first hour of trading. Paratek’s stock rose throughout the remainder of the day to close at $10.01 for an event-day gain of 5.7%.

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