Injectable Bacitracin’s Lone Indication Should Be Revoked, US FDA Panel Says
Although advisory committee members call for new studies to support the antibiotic’s extensive off-label use in surgical irrigation, they point to financial and practical hurdles to obtaining such data.
You may also be interested in...
Correvio’s anti-arrhythmic vernakalant is returning to an advisory committee a dozen years after its first review, continuing a recent pattern of return visits for applications – and 12 years isn’t even close to the longest long back for US FDA panel in 2019.
US FDA advisory committee will weigh fate of the injectable antibiotic, which can cause renal failure and is only approved for treatment of pediatric pneumonia. However, its real-world use is almost entirely in the surgical setting for irrigation and prophylaxis. Xellia, one of five companies that markets the generic drug, said the risk/benefit profile for on-label use remains positive and evidence on off-label use warrants further exploration.
Sarepta’s Vyondys: Renal Toxicity Concerns That Delayed Approval Get Enhanced Postmarketing Scrutiny, Label Warning
Sarepta must perform enhanced pharmacovigilance for serious renal toxicity events and rhabdomyolysis with the Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug, which carries a label warning for renal toxicity. Approval letter includes 2024 target completion date for ESSENCE confirmatory trial.