The nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb for FDA commissioner, a political appointee, has created the usual bipartisan furor. He is called unqualified, a renegade, not committed enough to FDA orthodoxy, an industry darling by some and a maverick by others. All Continue reading FDA Needs Radical Reform
We will get to the new Hoberman study in a moment, but first a bit of background. AOM, AECS and AECB were labeled indications for antibiotics in the 80s and 90s but were summarily thrown out from the indication catalogue Continue reading Is the AOM Indication Making a Come-Back?
Only now, a few days before the actual AMDAC meeting, the FDA’s Briefing Document becomes available to the public. The topic of the December 5th meeting: Reappraisal of the risk/benefit of fluoroquinolones (FQ) in approved but “mild, self-limiting” disease indications in Continue reading AMDAC November 5, 2015 on Fluoroquinolones in ABS, ABECB, uUTI – Part 1
It is no secret that most existing antibiotic guidelines are not getting much use these days. The only indications pursued with any regularity are the feasible ones: ABSSSI, cUTI, and cIAI, much less CABP. Yes, the occasional HABP/VABP trial is Continue reading Most Anti-Infective Guidelines Don’t Get No Respect (Let Alone Use!)