Talk:Timeline of antibiotics

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Ciprofloxacin is not in the list. are others missing?

now it's been added to the list. If you find any ommisions don't hersitate to find out and fill gaps. Kpjas 13:38, 21 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I added Prontosil and Sulfanilimide, they're very old, and interesting for that very reason. User:Ray Van De Walker

I don't have the dates handy but someone should add Isoniazid.

Isn't Salvarsan an antibiotic? If yes, it should be listed as the first antibiotic ever, appearing on the market in 1910. --130.92.9.57 17:00, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

It is (albeit a narrow-spectre antibiotic). I also included Neosalvarsan, introduced in 1912. --84.72.116.141 19:00, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Optochin should be mentioned- see http://books.google.com.au/books?id=VFetCminBT4C&pg=PA74&lpg=PA74&dq=optochin+blindness&source=bl&ots=AoZE2ISRP9&sig=kZqNuGqCB1_MVqzMwOObzTEc1ow&hl=en&ei=fdC8Sb3tL5K-kAX1zpiXCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result It is was used briefly to treat pneumococcal pneumonia. The compound is active but caused blindness! 211.31.83.10 (talk) 09:58, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm less interested in the fact that penicillin isn't listed than I am in what the "bug" is in the Wikipedia process that led to this omission. And, no, I'm not willing to count the later inclusion of penicillin G procaine as mitigating. Jim Bowery (talk) 16:49, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

First in each class[edit]

Could we somehow indicate which are the first in their class ? or is there a class summary somewhere else ? - Rod57 (talk) 02:24, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

I couldn't find a dated summary elsewhere so I've indicated some here. Incidentally the UK press is widely saying that the most recent class introduced was in 1987. [1] implies it was the Fluoroquinolones - Rod57 (talk) 00:26, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
fusidic acid (1962) could be the first or only sterol antibiotic ? - Rod57 (talk) 12:22, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

What are dates based on[edit]

Is it any marketing approval, eg non US. eg Vancomycin is noted for 1955 but its FDA approval was in 1958. - Rod57 (talk) 00:24, 13 March 2013 (UTC)