Biden Administration Should Prioritize Fight Against Superbugs

More than 50 stakeholders urge action to address the growing threat to public health

Biden Should Prioritize Fight Against Superbugs

The Pew Charitable Trusts joined dozens of research, health care, and nonprofit stakeholders in urging President-elect Joe Biden to prioritize and strengthen the national response to antibiotic resistance. In a letter sent to the incoming administration Dec. 16, the organizations recommended a comprehensive approach to combating antibiotic resistance through prevention, surveillance, stewardship, research, and innovation. Additionally, the group encouraged the president-elect to strengthen the 2020 National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria to include meaningful incentives and align federal activities with Presidential Advisory Council recommendations for combating these bacteria.

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What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

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