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?
There are numerous reasons why drugs get stuck in development. Certainly, problems with efficacy or problems with safety are main reasons but there are many other ‘derailers’ as well. For instance regulatory issues or manufacturing, difficulties can stop a program. Continue reading Why Some Did Not Make It
Solomkin et al. conclude that the efficacy and safety of eravacycline compares favorably to the control drug, ertapenem. This top-level assessment is made with the usual caveats (insufficient statistical power, small sample size), but a few points deserve comment. Eravacycline Continue reading Some Thoughts about Eravacycline Based on the Phase 2 cIAI Study