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Workshop on TB drugs: Lessons for the antibacterial community

Dear All: ​I listened with interest to the 19 July 2017 FDA Workshop entitled “Development of New Tuberculosis Treatment Regimens– Scientific and Clinical Trial Design Considerations.” Most of the materials from the meeting are available online (see link below my signature).  I was interested in this workshop both because I want to see new TB

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Using Real-World Evidence: FDA Workshop on 13 Sep 2017

Dear All:  There is a newly announced FDA workshop on 13 Sep on using real-world evidence. Here is the link and I’ve also reproduced the key background text below my signature. This is of interest to the antibacterial community as our reliance on non-inferiority trials for the majority of our data means that we are often going to want

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Duke-Margolis & FDA: Workshop on stats & methods for rare diseases

Dear All: Duke-Margolis and FDA have now announced a 19 Mar 2018 workshop entitled Utilizing Innovative Statistical Methods and Trial Designs in Rare Disease Drug Development (FR notice). Here’s the teaser from the web: “Convened by the Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University and supported by a cooperative agreement with FDA, this public event will

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(Another!) FDA trial design workshop: Complex innovative designs

Dear All: Adding to the 19 Mar 2018 (Designs for Rare Diseases) and 16 Apr 2018 (Inclusion/Exclusion criteria) workshops already announced (see list below), FDA has now announced a 20 Mar 2018 workshop on complex innovative designs (CID) in clinical drug trials. From the Federal Register notice, we are told that the workshop seeks to (1) facilitate

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TATFAR’s 2018 meeting: Live streaming of 7 Mar opening session

Dear All: On 7-9 Mar 2018, the Transatlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) will meet in Atlanta, GA to discuss: Improving antibiotic use in humans and animals, Preventing infections and their spread, and Strengthening the drug pipeline. The opening session (8.30-10.00a EST on 7 Mar) will be available for viewing via live-streaming.  What is TATFAR? Created

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14 June Duke-Margolis workshop on non-traditional products: Post-meeting materials

Dear All: I wrote previously about the Duke-Margolis workshop done in collaboration with FDA on the challenges of developing non-traditional antimicrobial products. We’re now back from that workshop and I can report that it was excellent. We covered an array of strategies for non-traditional products and heard an exceptional series of company case vignettes. I’ll say that

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NIAID workshop: What is a robust PK-PD package?

Dear All: The ~150 of us who gathered in Washington yesterday and today for the NIAID’s PK-PD workshop enjoyed a very rich conversation. It’s really hard to capture the full debate, but here is a brief slide set and as well a written summary of the meeting that provide the main points. More materials can be found online at this

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