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Optimer Hoping for 'Impactful' Launch with Dificid in CDAD

By Jennifer Boggs

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
After a three-day weekend to digest the news of Optimer Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s approval for macrolide antibiotic Dificid (fidaxomicin), investors jumped on the San Diego-based firm's stock (NASDAQ:OPTR) Tuesday, which, trading at seven times its average volume, gained $1.53, or 11.8 percent, to close at $14.51.

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