Drug Makers Spotlight ‘Superbug’ Threat In Call For Government To Act
More than 80 companies will release a declaration at the World Economic Forum on Thursday calling for new economic models and help from countries' governments to cut down on unnecessary use of and encourage the development of antibiotics.
The New York Times:
To Fight ‘Superbugs,’ Drug Makers Call For Incentives To Develop Antibiotics
More than 80 pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies from around the world are calling for new economic models to spur development of badly needed new antibiotics and to fight the rising global threat of drug-resistant “superbugs.” In a declaration that is being released on Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the companies say that governments must work with companies to fight the problem of antimicrobial resistance. (Pollack, 1/20)