Category: Kevin Outterson

The UN is finally treating antibiotic-resistant superbugs like a catastrophic threat

Vox Kevin Outterson, School of Law In the history of the United Nations, the General Assembly has only held high-level meetings on health issues three times: for HIV, Ebola, and chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity… Expert quote: “The last time the UN was poised to take major action on antimicrobial resistance was September 11, 2001, [and] the […]

Millions Injected Into Push for New Antibiotics

National Geographic Kevin Outterson, School of Law A new federal-private partnership will devote more than $350 million over the next five years to one of the trickiest aspects of the problem of drug resistance: encouraging pharmaceutical companies to make new antibiotics… Expert quote: “There is nothing like this for antibiotics now.” View full article

With superbug scourge looming, global group bets on biotechs to turn the tide

STAT News Kevin Outterson, School of Law Gunning to beat back a global scourge of superbugs, a transatlantic group is committing tens of millions of dollars, some of that from American taxpayers, to back biotech startups developing novel antibiotics… Expert quote: “If you look at the last eight new antibiotics that were approved by the […]