U.K. PM Cameron Launches Initiative To Develop New Antibiotics

News outlets discuss the launch of a new initiative by British Prime Minister David Cameron to develop a new generation of antibiotics.

Agence France-Presse: Britain launching global superbug fight
“Britain is to lead a global effort to combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs that threaten to knock medicine ‘back into the dark ages,’ Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday…” (7/2).

Financial Times: David Cameron calls for action to fight antibiotic resistance
“David Cameron has appointed former Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O’Neill to lead a team of experts to spur the development of a new generation of antibiotics to prevent a return to ‘the dark ages of medicine’…” (Aglionby/Ward, 7/2).

Reuters: Cameron enlists ex-Goldman economist in global superbug fight
“…Cameron said he had discussed the issue at a G7 summit of leaders in Brussels last month and won specific support for the initiative from U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel…” (Hirschler, 7/2).

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