White House Plans To Request More Funding To Develop Antibiotics, ‘Address Global Threat Of Infectious Disease’

CQ HealthBeat: Obama to Seek Funding Boost for Antibiotic Development
“The health care portion of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address was mostly focused on a call for more research dollars for ‘precision medicine.’ But the new plan will also fund efforts to fight antibiotic resistance — an area that’s getting renewed attention in Congress … According to background documents, the president’s plan will include a provision to ‘help address the global threat of infectious disease created by rampant spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria’ by doubling federal investment in antibiotic discovery…” (Gustin, 1/26).