Actions set on antibiotic resistance

Actions set on antibiotic resistance

New executive actions announced to combat antibiotic resistance and protect public health.

THE Obama Administration announced Sept. 18 a comprehensive set of new federal actions to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and protect public health, and the President's Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST) released a related report on "Combating Antibiotic Resistance."

Although antibiotics save millions of lives each year around the world, the White House said bacteria repeatedly exposed to the same antibiotics c

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