App Review: Cure ID - crowdsourcing cures for infectious diseases

The FDA's app aims to use the hive-mind to help cure difficult-to-treat infectious diseases

Cure ID is from America's Food and Drug Administration - it’s aim is to crowdsource potential cures for difficult-to-treat infectious diseases.

Doctors who appropriate a registered drug for an unregistered indication — perhaps because antimicrobial resistance has left them no choice — can upload a case report into its searchable database.

It aims to record clinical outcomes when drugs are used for new indications, in new populations,