Police profiling based on race, sex or gender is a highly controversial practice. FDA doing the same, not so much. Profiling based on similarities to other drugs in the same category is nothing new. Class labeling can be expected for Continue reading Profiling Solithromycin: FDA AMDAC on Solithera
When older drugs get reintroduced into clinical practice because pathogens have developed resistance to newer agents, it comes at the price of uncertainty. Often, older drugs were approved based on rather limited data, often considered incomplete by today’s standards. Take colistin Continue reading Nitrofurantoin – An Old Drug Resurrected Needs Prospective Scrutiny
Looking across the Northern border it is clear that CDC Guidelines are not universally followed even in North America. Public Health Canada still recommends cefixime for uncomplicated gonorrhea (GC), albeit at the high single oral dose of 800 mg . In Continue reading Treating GC in the Face of Dwindling Antibiotic Options – (1)
In this day and age, few truly broad spectrum antibiotics are in development, although this does not hold true for narrow-spectrums. Just think of all the MRSA drugs (quinolones, FabI inhibitors), the pseudomonas drugs (NCEs and monoclonals) or some narrow Continue reading Artie’s Law: Avoid Bad Advice and Don’t Follow ‘Mission Impossible’ Advice
Aeromonas salmonicida causes furunculosis in salmon hatcheries and in freshwater fish. The organism has several recognized virulence mechanisms including the T3SS . Link to this post!