There is much interest in inhaled antibiotics these days. Prima facie, the logic for this approach is compelling: Getting the antibiotic (and a lot of it) directly to the site of infection, while avoiding systemic toxicity, sounds like optimized efficacy Continue reading Antibiotic Inhalers Galore (Part 1): More Combinations and Permutations than a Rubik’s Cube
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
VABP is clearly the main indication to be pursued by a drug like POL7080. Here is the question: How to conduct a study demonstrating efficacy for a drug which only has a single-organism spectrum? Which is actually no spectrum at all. Existing Continue reading Polyphor POL7080 And The Journey to The Land of Pyocyanea (Part 3)
There are currently a total of 6 beta-lactam + beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations in clinical trials. It will be a steep learning curve for the pharma reps (and physicians) to understand the resistance classifications, the confusing ESBL definitions, the CRE nomenclature, Continue reading What is the “Niche” for Ceftolozane / Tazobactam?