from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for the drug ceftriaxone.

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  • n. a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Rocephin) used for severe infection of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract


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  • FDA rules require new drugs for any condition to be tested against the best drug available, and for community-acquired pneumonia, Rocephin was considered the best.


  • But Rocephin, also called ceftriaxone, is a beta-lactam antibiotic, which means it works against pneumococcal pneumonia, but would not be effective if it were given to a MRSA pneumonia victim.


  • The drug it failed against, Rocephin, had been on the market since 1984, and therefore had never been required to meet the same trial standard.


  • Researchers allegedly administered the comparison drug, Rocephin, in dangerously low doses to make Trovan look more effective.


  • History A super version of Roche bestseller Rocephin is being developed by a Roche spinoff

    Drug Name | Maker Telavancin |Theravance History...

  • Each day, screwing the tiny threads into the Clave, unlocking the entrance to my veins, plugging myself into the heavy golden globe, I feel the Rocephin rush silently into my bloodstream and I feel charged with victory.

    The Treatment

  • The golden globe is pressurized; for the next forty minutes it will slowly contract, forcing the Rocephin steadily into my bloodstream.

    The Treatment

  • Still holding the Clave in the air, I unscrew the small cap on the Rocephin line and set its transparent nose into the opening of the Clave.

    The Treatment

  • What's inside the radiant globe is Rocephin, a powerful antibiotic, which will cure me.

    The Treatment

  • The two white-capped ones hold saline solution, which will be injected before and after the Rocephin, to clean the tubing.

    The Treatment


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