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I am not predicting total doom when I say that the current treatment of infectious diseases is under serious threat due to the increasing prevalence of multi-drug-resistant (MDR) pathogens. But germs that have developed ways to escape antibiotic treatment are unquestionably a growing threat. Both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health […]

FOR EXPONENTIAL TECH, regarding a small biotech: ”In July 2018, this biotech announced positive results for its Phase 1 clinical trials. And get this. This drug has been used for many years in Japan with few adverse side effects. Because of this, the FDA granted the drug a qualified infectious disease product designation. In other […]

The headline that snagged my attention was this:  ‘Thirty-five Thousand Americans Die of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Each Year” This was based on the Centers for Disease Control’s Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2019, which led off with the statement that more than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the US every year, and more […]

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  • Luigi, spreading falsehoods regarding vaccinations and COVID is putting people's lives at risk, not just from COVID, and...

  • Viruses don’t become immune to antibiotics. Antibiotics treat bacterial infections, not viral infections. Apples and ...

  • wow i never realized you were such a pushover for propoganda what expertise you have to say that the virus is mutating b...

  • As a prescriber who prescribes antibiotics on very regular basis (dentist) I can say that prescribing a broad acting ant...

  • Very interesting artiicle. We may also want to look at some natural antibiotics. After three treatments with Tamsulosi...

  • Just may be the answer since all the drugs, vaccines and antibiotics haven't made the US any healthier over the last 70 ...

  • This was from an April 2020 article on Gumshoe: Spero Therapeutics (SPRO), a little antibiotic developer with a small pi...

  • We covered Brown's "next antibiotic" pitch back in April -- that stock has done quite well so far, though there's abunda...

  • Its good that you have at least 35%. The Covid made the biotechs mostly on the red. Im down $1,200 on the portfolio. J...

  • antibiotics swoop and kill all the critters indiscriminately and we need those good microbiota for our health. After all...

  • I wonder if I can tempt the reporter genes in Doc Gumshoe to check out the work of Sandeep Chakraborty (@sanchak74) on T...

  • That is just not true, there are many cures in medicine, including antibiotics, many orthopedic procedures like joint...

  • I am not a medical professional. From my various readings, I had the understanding that there are several types of vacci...

  • Oral anaerobes are relatively sensitive to most of the antibiotics being used to cover superinfections associated with ...

  • There is growing evidence that the especially nasty side-effects of the infection are caused by a co-infection with gram...

  • Thank you - WONDERFUL article - sensible and informed. As a retired RN I have to add that one thing impeding the Covid ...

  • Tebipenem is one of several antibiotics in the carbapenem class. Most of the antibiotics in this class are used for ver...

  • Lots of hopeful antibiotics small-caps out there, money keeps chasing the dream that this business will become better....

  • The money simply isn't in antibiotics because they are short usage drugs, typically 2 weeks or so and you are done. The ...

  • Yes, it is SPRO , which stock has shot up the past 2 days....

  • Thanks for that very good piece of work. I am overseas about 1/3rd of the time. I am writing this from India. Antibioti...

  • sadly, one biotech company that had a MSRA antibiotic approved by the FDA, went bankrupt because the drug was being save...

  • I am in London for the holidays and our local Chinese Christian British pharmacist has huge signs inside and outside his...

  • Not a true statement, geraldfdavis. Some drugs do cure disease, such as antibiotics that kill the pathogenic organism c...

  • I've been vaccinated against whooping cough when I was a kid but still got it last year (at 48 years of age), apparently...

  • Bacteria found in ancient Irish soil halts growth of superbugs—new hope for tackling antibiotic resistance Read more ...

  • DEATH BY DELUSION https://longitudeprize.org/blog-post/death-delusion...

  • Life expectancy at birth in the mid-19th century was around 40 years for males and 42 years for females Good old days - ...

  • It makes one wonder if there isn't more to it, in the current administration, than proving the drug works using the guid...

  • Right. that's why, I think, one has to look at the current valuation of clinical-stage biotechs with a very critical eye...

  • It is refreshing to hear that it is "never right" to state the "lie" that vaccines are "always" safe & effective. Al...

  • If some of you are using turmeric for pain, which by the way I use daily with a dash of pepper and fresh ginger root - n...

  • $SMMT > Summit Therapeutics Unveils Second Novel Target for Gonorrhoea at ASM Microbe 2018 Summit Therapeutics plc ...

  • Could a new class of antibiotics b e on the way since they will wind up making Zithromax ineffective?...

  • The preventative antibiotics situation is scary, especially in India. As always, thanks for all the information and i...

  • Dear Doc G, While not the topic of this column, it is related to two of the items you do touch upon -- the use of antib...

  • The cure for cancer, and several other diseases, is to simply stop eating processed carbs, hydrogenated fats and trans-f...

  • I've had Lyme disease several times in the past 10 years - every year in fact (we've got deer and all kinds of wildlife ...

  • If hexose cerate is indeed AHCC, here's no suggestion that it would deal with MRSA. I doubt whether diet by itself wou...

  • Hopefully most people will put on their thinking caps and evaluate all the hype around "whatever" shows up that someone ...

  • mzimmer wrote: "Same with $TTPH. It was supposed to have doubled. Just bombed today." DR KSS on $TTPH: "Don't be a su...

  • JK, has the illness been diagnosed? I have a friend who was bit by a tick and had to have a coma induced until the doct...

  • Not for nuthin' but I was sold on Dr Gundry's Pre-Biotic pitch. But somewhere in the 15th to 20th minute (I know, but it...

  • $no ticker Thank you Doc - and everyone else for the positive thoughts and well wishes. I am a stubborn Viking woman who...

  • $ATNM long. Tyler_l45 regarding competition, here are my thoughts : It can always be disconcerting to see competiti...

  • $CFRX Doc. Please do not reel back in horror, but was there any mention around Biotech showcase regarding Contrafect?...

  • Destiny Pharma is a London-traded antibiotics developer that aroused some attention from me. Most people know that St...

  • $antibiotics Casey, that new link certainly did the trick. As a non-medical layman, I find publications like this to b...

  • $antibiotics Peter, I kept getting error too. try this: https://journalfeed.org/article-a-day/2017/antibiotic-info...

  • $antibiotics Casey, I have tried to locate and download the "primer article on antibiotics" In more than a half dozen ...

  • $antibiotics We talk a lot about antibiotics on these threads. Here is a nice simple primer of classes of antibiotics...

  • From the Cochrane Collaboration, a conclusion that probiotic therapy CAN meaningfully reduce risk of C. diff. infection....

  • No, really don't. Expect good sales from C-scape, however, and an asymptotic approach to MC$1B next year. Again, it's no...

  • We've warned and warned here about $AKAO. Love the company, but not a good time to be in it. We still think plazomicin h...

  • $No Ticker. Isn’t it possible to restore fecal biome diversity to preserve inherited “fast” metabolism? It seems t...

  • Yes, it's a prevalent notion.....diminished fecal biome diversity, as can be driven by antibiotics, is strongly linked t...

  • I recently found out that antibiotics were given to animals, more for weight gain than disease. Even when animals were ...

  • (NASDAQ:NVLN) (TSX:NVLN) $4.86 -- A rehabilitation story. np Novelion is the company formed by the merger of a cou...

  • Hi KSS, those are valid concerns and I appreciate your thoughts as always. The premise for my initial bullish case back ...

  • Also when we take antibiotics due to illness, what do they do to the biom. I just did a Whole 30 diet after seeing what...

  • Thanks Dal. I saw that piece too when I flipped through the BeeB site early this morning. It's a kind of reiteration of ...

  • It's falling in resonance with much of small and mid-cap biotech today, as we predicted this am would happen. The NDA is...

  • I think that was a very wise call, I do. AKAO is one to keep an eye on. The stocks we like constitute a list where you d...

  • A follow-up note on Achaogen. $AKAO. The company has announced plans to get into the pain space with a monoclonal ant...

  • $CWBR ...

  • Here's an idea I toss out to the group for your musing, digestion and feedback. And it may be a good long idea for inves...

  • $SCYX Long SCYNEXIS to Present Data on Lead Antifungal Candidate SCY-078 at IDWeek 2017 Additional SCY-078 Posters t...

  • Great current antibiotic report by World Health on much needed new antibiotics and the current prospects and the need fo...

  • #DrugResistance #Antibacterial A very interesting study in the role of bacteria in drug-resistant cancers, and the...

  • In Yaval Noah Harari's book "Homo Deus" (pg. 27) he claims that we have not added a single day to our potential life-spa...

  • Dept of Defense CAME to Eyegate asking it to make crosslinked hyaluronan preparation as battlefield device for eye wound...

  • The one thing I WILL say in support of your swing trade idea is this: it is likely to behave like other antibiotics play...

  • I've tracked lefamulin and regard an approval as likely. But I can't see Nabriva popping 100 percent on approval. We ...

  • Ja....Viscountess Helen skewers again! So few people, even IN the industry, really GET the antibiotics space. Cubist was...

  • Sienna $SNNA is new to the forum. It completed an IPO earlier this month and brings to dermatology an interesting pipeli...

  • Well, if alcohol were a drug, I'd say close to 100%. But aside from that, this includes even something like taking left...

  • $RDHL. Is there a reason why there is not anymore excitement about this company? I know Dr. KSS said a while back the h....

  • $AKAO long related - New proposal addresses challenging market dynamics for antibiotics http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-...

  • $AKAO long and a public Japanese company Shionogi SGIOF and SGIOY mentioned on page 909. Interesting developments indee...

  • $AKAO long - The quest for new #antibiotics is forcing scientists to confront an old problem--the Gram-negative double m...

  • Interesting PBS series on "Stopping Superbugs" very relevant to Gummie investors in $AKAO $SCYX 1)We are running out...

  • As promised some deliberations on the $AKAO vs $MDCO situation. As most readers probably know, $MDCO took the wind ou...

  • 1paglee had asked yesterday about $TTPH, which I also believe Subramania Kaushik, a gummie, recently entered. Let me say...

  • Hi gene: yes absolutely it can and should be used in combat situations. Norchi knows this, and intends to pursue it, but...

  • That is a sobering study, IP. S. Pneumonia is a nasty organism. I would hate to be born as one of those rabbits. I use o...

  • $AKAO long - Achaogen Wins CARB-X Funding Award to Advance Development of LpxC Inhibitor Antibiotic to Fight Drug Resis...

  • $IPIX former $CTIX (very small position): I'm encouraged by recent trial results of Brilacidin in a small Proof of Conc...

  • #linling, morning, You would know more than me as to why the Bios are avoiding the antibiotics. Then there is one Compa...

  • #Superbug #Gonorrhea #Entasis It's a strange coincidence that I just saw this article: ‘Superbug Gonorrhea’ S...

  • $Entasis Ah yes, the dreaded Gonorrhea (GC). Let’s not forget Chlamydia as well since they often go hand in hand. A...

  • Entasis is one I've been tracking for a while. Their work is of high quality. My concern here is just how much of a mark...

  • #Antibiotic for drug resistant gonorrhea #GramNegative $AKAO (with relevance to) "This Waltham firm's gonorrhea dru...

  • Thanks Eph97! On the weight of current evidence Berberine does seem to have the best of Metformin's benefits, with pract...

  • I don't personally, but I've considered it many times. In my view, the disease is insulin resistance, and diabetes is it...

  • 11/30/14 Dr. KSS MD PhD http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g6979 Exposure to antibiotics either in utero or in earl...

  • Ronald: I would be cautious about being too tied up in this company. Despite the depiction, there is no global H pylori ...

  • I think those are reasonable concerns for sure. Read some of the reddit posts on 189 and I think there may be differen...

  • kristi lee and Dr Suzanne Hill raise interesting questions. I would love to hear someone explain how new antibiotics ha...

  • $AKAO long. https://www.statnews.com/2017/06/06/who-antibiotics-breakdown/ This is my first post. I joined in mid 20...

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