Dear All: For your weekend reading list, I have some papers on the topic of (mostly pull) incentives for antibiotics. First, I previously wrote about the survey from TATFAR (Transatlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance) of 6 possible pull models (higher reimbursement, diagnostic confirmation, market entry rewards both fully and partially delinked, tradable exclusivity vouchers, and an options market).
Dear All: Three important documents were released at / during / around the World Economic Forum meeting that occurred this week in Davos. First and foremost, we have the final report from DRIVE-AB. It’s a substantial document and you’ll need to set aside an afternoon to read it. As a way to get started, my 11 Sep 2017
Commissioner Gottleib (New FDA initiatives, need for Pull incentives) + updated Pew pipeline analyses
Dear All: It was a HUGE day at the Pew Charitable Trusts today! First, Commissioner Scott Gottleib gave a superb and very exciting speech. You can either read or listen to the entire speech. There is also a panel discussion after his talk that is worth replaying. Here are some highlights from Commissioner Gottleib’s talk: FDA is working to coordinate
Aside: Please look closely at the forward calendar. In addition to two new webinars from GARDP’s REVIVE project, there is a meeting in Thailand in December that focuses on alternatives to antibiotics. I’m told that the program is primarily focused on veterinary and agricultural uses, but previous year’s attendees have found the discussion to have broad application
Dear All: You are doubtless now familiar with all the reasons why we need pull incentives for AMR-related products (as background, see this blog). We don’t yet have anything beyond the US GAIN act and it alone will not suffice. In the US, there are discussions this week in the House of Representatives on reauthorizing PAHPA, the
Dear All: Incredibly exciting news! Due to the bipartisan efforts of Representatives John Shimkus (R-IL) and Tony Cardenas (D-CA), the Re-Valuing Anti-Microbial Products (REVAMP) Act of 2018 is now being introduced. This is the Pull incentive that we’ve been looking for in the US! The very short summary is that REVAMP (a) creates a new “priority antimicrobial product” category, (b) grants
Dear All: I previously wrote about the nascent REVAMP legislation that would create a Pull incentive in the US market. With everybody back from the July 4th holiday, the goal for this week is to get REVAMP into position to be offered as an amendment at the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s PAHPA mark-up (expected next week).