The QIDP designation was introduced in 2012 to incentivize drug development in antiinfectives. QIDP came with several attractive features, such as prolongation of patent life, FDA expedited review and more. In addition, FDA made it quite easy to garner the label. Continue reading Prospecting for New Antibiotics
According to Janet Woodcock, 63 drugs have been given the “QIDP” designation so far. Our inofficial list has 61 drugs, of which we believe only 57 are still in active clinical development. So we are in fairly close agreement. That Continue reading QIDP Drug Update – Part 2: Categories of Interest
Very recently we came across several studies in which small differences in design had a major impact on outcomes. A blog is not a good place to dig deeply into the minutiae of study design as the discussion becomes quickly very dry and quite technical. However, readers Continue reading Is LAIV Dead or Just on LAIV-Support?
Since the beginning of this millennium we have seen antibiotic R&D dwindle year after year. There are many reasons for this; while economics are often cited for this decline, the FDA and the ‘Guideline Wars’, i.e., those never ending discussions Continue reading Progress Report: New Antibacterials In the Fight against MDR Bacteria
At first glance, the list of features that distinguish AZD-0914 from other FQ seems impressive: broad Gram-positive and Gram-negative activity, MRSA and MSSA activity, potency against fluoroquinolone (FQ)-resistant isolates, low frequency for S. aureus resistance, and impressive activity against C. Continue reading AZD-0914: A New Broad-Spectrum Narrow-Development Path Drug