Innovative ways to pay for new antibiotics will help fight superbugs

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Kevin Outterson

Antibiotics are the most important drug class in human history. Without them, minor infections like strep throat or urinary tract infections could turn deadly…

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Strong rules on antibiotic stewardship and access would be needed to make sure these drugs aren’t wasted, but are delivered to the right patient at the right time. And if it turns out that projections were wrong and sales of the new antibiotic take off due to an epidemic of superbugs, all or part of the reward could be repaid.”

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