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DDI Marker Studies Knowledgebase – quarterly update

The DDI Marker Studies Knowledgebase (replacing the previous combined and individual lists of CYP/P-gp substrates and perpetrators) has been updated in July 2022, and is available in the DIDB Resource Center.

In addition to substrates, inhibitors and inducers of CYPs and transporters, the Knowledgebase provides useful information on the compounds therapeutic class, clinical recommended dosage, pharmacokinetics (e.g. dose proportionality accumulation ratio, time to steady-state), QT prolongation, and NTI characteristics.

As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Data Curation and Entry in DIDB – June Summary

In June, we added 76 citations in DIDB, including 31 in vitro (with 12 articles published in June 2022) and 45 in vivo articles (with 31 articles published in June 2022).

Four recently approved NDAs were also added: vonoprazan and amoxicillin and clarithromycin (VOQUEZNA TRIPLE PAK), oteseconazole (VIVJOA), tapinarof (VTAMA), tirzepatide (MOUNJARO)

You can check the citations that are recently published and entered in DIDB and all the NDAs/BLAs in DIDB.

As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Clinical Pharmacology Considerations for the Development of Oligonucleotide Therapeutics – Guidance for Industry

The draft guideline published by the FDA on Clinical Pharmacology Considerations for the Development of Oligonucleotide Therapeutics is now available in DIDB Resource Center. Please note that you must be signed in to access.

This guideline provides recommendations for certain evaluations including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamic, and safety assessments during oligonucleotide therapeutic development.

A dozen of oligonucleotide drugs have been approved by the FDA and are included in DIDB. You will find data for evaluations recommended by the FDA guidance, e.g., QT interval prolongation, organ impairment, metabolism and transport DDI.

Assessing the Effects of Food on Drugs in INDs and NDAs – Clinical Pharmacology Considerations

The final guideline published by the FDA on Assessing the Effects of Food on Drugs in INDs and NDAs is now available in DIDB Resource Center. Please note that you must be signed in to access.

This guidance revises and replaces part of the 2002 FDA guidance entitled Food-Effect Bioavailability and Fed Bioequivalence Studies (December 2002). 

This guideline provides recommendations to sponsors planning to conduct food-effect (FE) studies for orally administrated drug products under INDs, to support NDAs, and supplements to these applications for drugs being developed under section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. (21 U.S.C 335).

Note that clinical food effects data are curated by our DIDB Editorial Team. They are entered in DIDB as single drug PK studies with no precipitant. Changes in AUC, CL, and plasma concentrations are calculated for the fed state versus the control fasted state.

New features! Drug Characteristics now integrated in queries

DIDB Drug Characteristics include several key drug properties such as:

  • substrate sensitivity, 
  • precipitant potency, 
  • QT prolongation, 
  • narrow therapeutic index. 

These characteristics are now embedded in most query results and are presented for both the object and the precipitant drugs, if applicable. 

The addition of drug characteristics to the table of results provides contextual information enabling a better understanding of the drug-drug interaction data and its clinical relevance.

As the next step, drug characteristics will power DIDB searches. To start, two in vivo queries are now enabling users to search using object or precipitant characteristics

  • the “Percent Change in AUC or CL” queries with Objects, 
  • the “Percent Change in AUC or CL” queries with Precipitants,

Please contact us if you find this new feature useful before we expand it to additional queries. As always, your feedback is critical to make the most of the DIDB content and functionalities!

ICH Draft Guidance on Drug Interaction Studies

The first draft guidance newly released by ICH on “Drug Interaction Studies” is now available in DIDB Resource Center. Please note that you must be signed in to access.

The topic about Drug Interactions was endorsed by ICH Assembly in June 2018, and this draft is the first step towards a harmonized guidance.

This Guideline provides general recommendations on how to evaluate the DDI potential of an investigational drug. It is recognized that the DDI evaluation is generally tailored based on the specific drug, intended patient population, and therapeutic context. Alternative approaches can be used if they satisfy the requirements of the applicable statutes and regulations. The focus of the Guideline is the development of new drugs, but if new scientific information regarding the potential for DDIs is obtained after drug approval, additional DDI evaluation should be considered.

Data Curation and Entry in DIDB – April Summary

In April, we added 92 citations in DIDB, including 44 in vitro (with 22 articles published in Apr. 2022) and 48 in vivo articles (with 36 articles published in Apr. 2022).

Four recently approved NDAs/BLAs were also added with the following 3 NDAs: utetium Lu-177 vipivotide tetraxetan (PLUVICTO), mitapivat (PYRUKYND), pacritinib (VONJO), and the following BLA: nivolumab and relatlimab (OPDUALAG).

You can check the citations that are recently published and entered in DIDB and all the NDAs/BLAs in DIDB.

As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

DDI Marker Studies Knowledgebase updated

The DDI Marker Studies Knowledgebase (replacing the previous combined and individual lists of CYP/P-gp substrates and perpetrators) has been updated and is available in the DIDB Resource Center.

Note, that we have initiated the gradual expansion of the Knowledgebase with more transporter data beyond P-gp. Thus, in this version, you will find data for BCRP and OATP1B1/1B3. More transporter data will be added throughout the year.

In addition to substrates, inhibitors and inducers of CYPs and transporters, the Knowledgebase provides useful information on the compounds therapeutic class, clinical recommended dosage, pharmacokinetics (e.g. dose proportionality accumulation ratio, time to steady-state), QT prolongation, and NTI characteristics

As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Data Curation and Entry in DIDB – March Summary

In March, we added 104 citations in DIDB, including 37 in vitro (with 11 articles published in Mar. 2022) and 67 in vivo articles (with 19 articles published in Mar. 2022).

Four recently approved NDAs/BLAs were also added with the following 1 NDA: daridorexant (QUVIVIQ), and the following 3 BLAs: faricimab (VABYSMO), sutimlimab (ENJAYMO), tebentafusp (KIMMTRAK).

You can check the citations that are recently published and entered in DIDB and all the NDAs/BLAs in DIDB.

As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.