Report urges controversial ‘delinkage’ to foster new antibiotics

Kevin Outterson, School of Law

It is conceivable that the day may come when a pandemic bacterial strain emerges with resistance to all of the drugs currently available in our medical arsenal. Given this possible threat, a leading UK think tank has released a report calling for a radical new business model to kickstart the development of new antibiotics…

Expert quote:

“From society’s perspective, we want antibiotics to be available and used appropriately and from a company’s perspective, they want a credible commitment that when they commit funds to antibiotic research and development, in ten years’ time the money will be there.”

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