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Ciprofloxacin For Bronchiectasis: Can Aradigm Avoid Bayer's Fate At US FDA Panel?

Executive Summary

Linhaliq, an inhaled form of ciprofloxacin, appears to raise same efficacy, study design, and resistance concerns as those that resulted in a negative advisory committee review and FDA complete response for Bayer's formulation of the fluoroquinolone.

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Bronchiectasis Trials Should Be Longer, Focus On Exacerbation Frequency

Bayer's endpoint for Phase III trials of ciprofloxacin inhaler should have focused on frequency of, rather than delay in, exacerbations, US FDA advisory committee members say; Aradigm's pending NDA in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis could be impacted recommendations on endpoints, trial duration and concerns about long-term development of antibiotic resistance.

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