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Obama Administration’s Efforts To Prevent Antibiotic Overuse, Resistance Welcome

New York Times: A New Attack on Antibiotic Resistance
Editorial Board

“…The Obama administration announced some good measures this month that should help reduce the overuse of antibiotics in humans and much, though perhaps not all, of the overuse in animal husbandry that together are fueling the emergence of drug-resistant germs. … The administration hopes to increase the development of new antibiotics with new incentives, yet to be determined, that might include federal financial support to manufacturers or longer market exclusivity. And it seeks to preserve existing antibiotics by requiring hospitals to track and control indiscriminate use….” (9/29).

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