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Accession Number PB2013-100473
Title Guidance for Industry: Acute Bacterial Sinusitis: Developing Drugs for Treatment.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 20p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The purpose of this guidance is to assist sponsors in the clinical development of drugs2 for the treatment of acute bacterial sinusitis (ABS). This guidance defines ABS as inflammation of the paranasal sinuses as a result of the presence of a bacterial pathogen within the sinus space when the duration of illness is less than 4 weeks. Specifically, this guidance addresses the Food and Drug Administrations (FDAs) current thinking regarding the overall development program and clinical trial designs for drugs to support an indication for treatment of ABS. This guidance does not address the development of drugs for other purposes such as prevention of ABS or treatment of chronic sinusitis, or developing drugs for the nonantimicrobial treatment of sinusitis. This guidance does not contain discussion of the general issues of clinical trial design or statistical analysis. Those topics are addressed in the ICH guidances for industry E9 Statistical Principles for Clinical Trials and E10 Choice of Control Group and Related Issues in Clinical Trials.
Keywords Acute Bacterial Sinusitis (ABS)
Clinical development
Drug treatment
Nonantimicrobial treatment
Paranasal sinuses

Source Agency Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
NTIS Subject Category 57E - Clinical Medicine
92C - Social Concerns
Corporate Author Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD. Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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