Antibiotics and Innovation

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  • Getting Smarter: A Year of Action on Antibiotics

    Each November, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention observes Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, a campaign to raise awareness of the escalating threat of antibiotic resistance and the measures that people can take to preserve the effectiveness of these critical drugs. Since last year’s Get Smart week, policymakers and other stakeholders in the U.S. and abroad have... Read More

  • Tracking the Pipeline of Antibiotics in Development

    Drug-resistant bacteria, or superbugs, present a serious and worsening threat to human health. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, 2 million Americans acquire serious infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year, and 23,000 of them die.1  Doctors routinely encounter patients with infections that do not respond to available treatment, and when new... Read More

  • National Action on Antibiotic Resistance

    On Sept. 18, the Obama administration took unprecedented action to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a significant public health problem that claims 23,000 lives and causes 2 million infections in the U.S. each year.  The administration released a national strategy and executive order, which were accompanied by a report from the President’s Council of Advisors for Science and... Read More

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