There are only 3 CDI drugs in wider clinical use: vancomycin, metronidazole, and fidaxomicin. They are from totally different classes and have almost nothing in common except for proven efficacy in C. difficile infection (CDI). Like vancomycin, the entire group Continue reading Quo Vadis, CDI Drugs?
Any FDA meeting is a high-stakes game for industry: One never knows how the discussions will go. Some oddball issue may take center stage and usurp much time, creating an unbalanced perspective. At other times, simple issues seem to create Continue reading The FDA AMDAC on Fluoroquinolones (Part 2): Where Were the FQ Advocates?
The development history of glycopeptide drugs is anything but normal. Daptomycin (Cubicin®) was abandoned by Lilly but resurrected by Francis Tally at Cubist by adjusting the dosing schedule to once daily and careful uptitration. The drug did superbly in a Continue reading Here They Are: Dalbavancin and Oritavancin – The New Long-Acting Lipoglycopeptides