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A macrolide antibiotic, C38H69NO13, used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, especially of the respiratory tract.

[Probably c(h)la(mydia) (the causative agent of a type of pneumonia targeted by the drug) + alteration of (e)rythromycin.]
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n claritromicina
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(Abbott Park IL) said it settled a patent-infringement suit against Novartis AG's Sandoz unit over a generic version of the antibiotic Biaxin XL. Terms of the accord, which eliminates the need for a trial that was set to start last week in federal court in Chicago, are confidential, said Scott Stoffel, an Abbott spokesman.