Obama’s FY16 Budget Request To Include More Than $1.2B To Combat, Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

News outlets discuss President Barack Obama’s plan to request additional funding to combat and prevent antibiotic drug resistance.

The Hill: Obama eyes new funds to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria
“President Obama will propose nearly doubling the amount of federal funding to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria in his budget proposal, the White House said Tuesday…” (Sink, 1/27).

Reuters: Obama’s ‘precision medicine’ plan to boost research, but faces hurdles
“President Barack Obama’s plan to put the United States at the forefront of individually tailored medical treatment should give a much-needed boost to research in the field but experts say it won’t work without reforms to health care, including drug testing and insurance…” (Begley/Clarke, 1/28).

ScienceInsider: White House plans big 2016 budget ask to fight antibiotic resistance
“…A fact sheet released [Tuesday] describes how President Barack Obama plans to double the government’s investment in combating the mounting public health crisis of drug-resistant infections by spreading roughly $1.2 billion in funding across several federal agencies…” (Servick, 1/27).

Xinhua: Obama seeks to double funding to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria
“…The Obama administration also issued a national strategy on combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which outlines steps the U.S. government will take to improve prevention, detection, and control of resistant pathogens” (1/27).