De-Risking Antibiotic Drug Development with PK-PD

| October 5, 2017

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Pharmacometrics, which includes the science of pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics (PK-PD), is one of the most commonly misunderstood, misused, and under-appreciated resources available to drug developers. In the past PK-PD was an afterthought, but today it is required by regulators and here’s why.

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