Four Pillars of Containing Antimicrobial Resistance

Antibiotic_resistance_cartoonGlenn Tillotson, commenting on the Jim O’Neill report (1) in a short article in the Lancet Infectious Diseases has proposed additional frameworks to contain antimicrobial resistance. (2) The O’Neill report, titled “Review on antimicrobial resistance. Securing new drugs for future generations: the pipeline for antibiotics.”  is one of the most intensively researched documents into the emerging problem. Tillotson acknowledged the importance of the O’Neill report, stating:

“The latest report1 by Jim O’Neill and colleagues regarding the parlous state of antibiotic resistance and its effects—both financial and societal—has grabbed the bull by the horns and clearly stated the obvious, but essential, points of the economic reality of antibiotic development.”

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