Research & Analysis
An approval pathway for limited-population antibacterial drugs (LPAD) would help advance the development of new antibiotics for seriously ill patients with unmet medical needs. The following Q & A provides more detail on LPAD and its benefits. Read More
On Nov. 16, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Bon Appétit Management Company, McDonald’s USA LLC, Tyson Foods Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. submitted a letter to leaders of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S.... Read More
The prescribing of antibiotics in outpatient health care facilities, such as primary care clinics and emergency rooms, represents a large proportion of antibiotic use in the United States. One study found that these settings accounted for over 60 percent of all dollars spent on antibiotics in the U.S. in 2009. Because of this contribution to overall antibiotic prescribing, any efforts to minimize... Read More
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