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The 10 X 20 push for new antibiotics to fight superbugs




The 10 X 20 push for new antibiotics to fight superbugs
The 10 X 20 push for new antibiotics to fight superbugs
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According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention drug resistant bacterial infections kill tens of thousands of Americans each year and the World Health Organization considers antimicrobial resistance one of the three greatest threats to human health. The Infectious Disease Society of America has recently asked for a commitment from the Obama administration and the European Union to develop 10 new antibiotics by 2020. Will they commit and can 10 new antibiotics really make a difference?

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Dr. Brad Spellberg, Fellow at the Infectious Disease Society of America and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA