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Pew strongly supports the responsible antibiotic use approach as an important tool in improving stewardship of these lifesaving drugs. Read More
Pew, together with 42 other organizations—including patient advocacy groups, medical and public health associations, and industry representatives—sent a letter to Congress on Sept. 6 calling on the Senate to pass legislation that would help advance the development of new antibiotics for seriously ill patients with unmet medical needs. Read More
A new type of antibiotic resistance, first discovered in China at the end of 2015, has been found in bacterial samples from around the world, including the U.S. This resistance is of particular concern because it is caused by a gene, known as mcr-1, that not only makes bacteria resistant to colistin—an antibiotic of last resort in human medicine—but also is readily transferable to... Read More
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