McDonald’s will finally stop serving chicken pumped full of antibiotics. Here’s why

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McDonald’s will finally stop serving chicken pumped full of antibiotics. Here’s why

Vox Kevin Outterson, School of Law Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have become a massive health problem, killing thousands of people every year and prompting calls to phase out the unnecessary use of the drugs on farm animals and in people… Expert quote: “These consumer-driven approaches are the most feasible way to reduce the US use of animal […]

We’re in Dire Need of New Funding for Antibiotics, Researchers Say

Motherboard Kevin Outterson, School of Law As a global community, we’re in a high-stakes race against rapidly developing antibiotic resistance—and we’re losing… Expert quote:  “There are a dozen cancer therapies that are more than $100,000 for a course of treatment, despite very modest proof of efficacy. Meanwhile a course of new antibiotics costs something like […]

The Race for an Ebola Vaccine

The New Yorker Kevin Outterson, School of Law Over the summer, as it became clear that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was one of the worst public-health emergencies in recent memory, executives at Merck met at the company’s New Jersey headquarters to figure out how to respond… Expert quote: “Every drug company cares about […]

Experts Media Alert: SCOTUS to hear challenge to Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court will review a unanimous federal appeals court ruling that upheld Internal Revenue Service regulations that allow health-insurance tax credits under the Affordable Care Act for consumers in all 50 states. Opponents argue that most of the subsidies are illegal. The following Boston University professor are available for comment and analysis: Abigail Moncrieff is […]

Why Reducing Antibiotic Resistance Is Harder Than It Seems

Time Kevin Outterson, School of Law Just a day after President Obama announced an executive order to create a task force and action plan for confronting antibiotic resistance, the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing on antibiotic resistance and how to foster new drug development… Expert quote: “Resistance genes have been found throughout the agricultural […]