Pew Praises Representatives for Bill to Spur Antibiotic Development

Bipartisan legislation would help to promote innovation of these critical drugs

Pew Praises Representatives for Spurring Antibiotic Development

On Dec. 11, The Pew Charitable Trusts sent a letter to Representatives Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Drew Ferguson (R-GA) in support of the Pioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging Resistance (PASTEUR) Act, which they recently introduced, as companion legislation to a Senate bill proposed earlier this year. If passed, the bill would incentivize the development of critically needed antibiotics to treat the most threatening infections, and help stabilize the antibiotic market.

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