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Antibiotic resistance

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How To Be Ready For Future Pandemics?

   by Andrii Buvailo    497
How To Be Ready For Future Pandemics?

What do antibiotic-resistant bacteria (“superbugs”) and coronaviruses have in common? They both can kill lots of people globally, and they both have been commercially unattractive targets for the pharma business for too long.

 

FDA Analysis of Antibiotic Development - with Hubris!

   by David Shlaes    235
FDA Analysis of Antibiotic Development - with Hubris!
(This post originally appeared on David Shlaes's personal blog)
 
The US FDA just published an analysis of antibiotic development looking back over the last 40 years. The paper was accompanied by an editorial by Rex and Outterson. These papers are well worth reading and I highly recommend them for everyone whether they are familiar with antibiotic development or not. I must say that the hubris of the FDA analysis is astounding (see below).