Researchers Examine Challenge Of AMR From Economic Perspective

Science: The challenge of antimicrobial resistance: What economics can contribute
Laurence S. J. Roope, senior researcher at the Health Economics Research Centre at the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Population Health, and colleagues discuss issues associated with antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through an economic perspective. The authors note, “Drawing on economic concepts such as externalities and the principal-agent relationship, we suggest how economics can help to solve the challenges arising from increasing resistance to antibiotics. We discuss solutions to the key economic issues, from incentivizing the development of effective new antibiotics to improving antibiotic stewardship through financial mechanisms and regulation” (4/5).