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Timely guidelines, regularly updated: COVID-19, C. difficile, and beyond

Dear All, During the 18-19 Nov 2019 FDA-IDSA-NIAID-Pew workshop on ways to enhance antibacterial research (link), we spent some time discussing the slow pace of updates to most guidelines. With the notable exception of the rapid guidance updates used in the HCV community (link), most guidelines are updated infrequently and each update feels like a Herculean

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Treating resistant Gram-negatives: IDSA provides pragmatic expert advice

Dear All, IDSA (Infectious Diseases Society of America) have today released an eagerly awaited new guidance document on treating infections due to resistant Gram-negative bacteria (link). The thing that makes this document unusual is that it is an expert guidance rather than a formal guideline. Although there is value in formal guidelines that carefully review

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EMA Network Strategy to 2025: Action on AMR / Comments due 4 Sep

Dear All, We learned today during the BEAM AMR conference (link) that EMA released a call on 7 June 202 for comments on their draft Network Strategy to 2025 that considers how “the European medicines agencies’ network can continue to enable the supply of safe and effective medicines that meet patients’ needs in the face of challenges

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Global AMR Hub launches Incentives Gallery / AMR Conference is underway

Dear All, In case you missed it, the 4th AMR Conference sponsored by BEAM, CARB-X, Novo REPAIR, Wellcome Trust, the UK, and many others (link) is in full swing through Friday 28 Aug. The webinar technology is working well, the content is excellent, I’m seeing several hundred participants in the sessions, and chat rooms are

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Final FDA LPAD guidance: Same substance, useful clarifications

Dear All, FDA have released the final version of their LPAD (Limited Population Pathway for Antibacterial and Antifungal Drugs, really should be LPPAAAD) guidance. You can get it here. I have generated a comparison with the Jul 2018 draft version that you can get here. As a reminder, the central concept of the LPPAAAD pathway

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