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    This morning I woke up with a sinus infection, which required a trip to the local urgent care center. Among my prescriptions, was Azithromycin, a great substitute for penicillin, to which I am allergic. Azithromycin is a life-saver for me, as it is the only antibiotic that my body can tolerate.  :(

    Researching this drug, I found it was developed by Croatian scientists. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azithromycin

    A team of researchers at the Croatian pharmaceutical company Pliva — Gabrijela Kobrehel, Gorjana Radobolja-Lazarevski, and Zrinka Tamburašev, led by Dr. Slobodan Đokić — discovered azithromycin in 1980. It was patented in 1981. In 1986, Pliva and Pfizer signed a licensing agreement, which gave Pfizer exclusive rights for the sale of azithromycin in Western Europe and the United States. Pliva put its azithromycin on the market in Central and Eastern Europe under the brand name of Sumamed in 1988. Pfizer launched azithromycin under Pliva's license in other markets under the brand name Zithromax in 1991.[22] Pfizer's exclusive rights have since lapsed and Pliva-manufactured azithromycin is also marketed in the United States by generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceuticals (which now owns Pliva).

    My doctor says I'd have to be an idiot to screw-up taking this medication.   :P
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    Exciting to find important medical innovations directly attributable to Slavs and Slavic countries.  :)



    This brings back a few painful dental apointments. :P

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