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The Popularity of “Special Pop”: Antibiotics Incentives and PDUFA V

This article was originally published in RPM Report

Executive Summary

The Infectious Diseases Society of America’s “Special Population” approval mechanism has proponents within FDA and industry. That makes it look like a good balancing proposal to complement the market incentives for anti-infectives being pushed under the GAIN Act add-on to PDUFA V. There is one big hurdle, however: GAIN’s major legislative proponent, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) does not like the limitations on use post-approval.

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