Bugs & Drugs
I found that I was losing the plot about what was where! Here’s my quick guide to priority pathogens and pipeline reviews. Corrections and amends gratefully received.
Priority Pathogen / Threat Lists
- CDC 2019: Newsletter is here, report itself is here.
- WHO 2017: Newsletter is here, report itself is here.
- CDC 2013: Report itself is here.
- ESKAPE list 2008-9: The original papers are here:
- (link) Rice LB. Federal funding for the study of antimicrobial resistance in nosocomial pathogens: no ESKAPE. J Infect Dis. 2008;197(8):1079-81.
- (link) Boucher HW et al. Bad Bugs, No Drugs: No ESKAPE! An Update from the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2009;48(1):1-12
- Comparative summary of all 4 priority pathogen lists as a PowerPoint deck is here.
- Please also see this newsletter for a further discussion of the priority pathogen lists as well as the idea of first- vs. best-in-class.
- Reviews by WHO
- Reviews by the Pew Trusts (all updated as of April 2020)
- Independent reviews
- Clinical pipeline: Theuretzbacher et al. Nat Rev Microbiol 2020 (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41579-020-0340-0) is an extended commentary on the current pipeline by the group who did the WHO 2019 review.
- Clinical pipeline: Butler and Paterson, J Antibiot 2020 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41429-020-0291-8: Not open access, but you can view it online here.
- Commercial view of recently approved drugs: Alan Carr 2020: Newsletter is here. Alan’s regularly updated summary analyzes products approved in the US since 2009.
- Non-traditional products: Theuretzbacher and Piddock, Cell Host Microb 2019 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chom.2019.06.004) and Rex et al. Nat Commun 2019, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11303-9: Focused reviews and discussions of non-traditional products. Go here for a newsletter about these two papers.
- Preclinical pipeline: Theuretzbacher et al. Nat Rev Microbiol 2019 (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41579-019-0288-0) surveys 400+ active preclinical programs.
Dear All, I’ve written before about the AMR Action Fund (9 Jul 2020 newsletter): In brief, it is ~$1b pledged by over 20 leading pharmaceutical companies to support the Phase 2-3 studies needed to bring 2-4 new antibiotics to approval by 2030 Stated differently, the AMR Action Fund provides Push incentives for Phase 2-3 to complement the Push Incentives
Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin Outterson for co-authoring), We’ve written and talked before from various perspectives about the groundbreaking UK NHS England-, NHS Improvement-, and NICE-sponsored antibiotic subscription pilot project: 10 Feb 2021: Fabulous 5-minute video explainer on the economics of antibiotics by Andrew Jack of Financial Times Superb discussions of Push/Pull, the role