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The Epidemic of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections: A Call to Action for the Medical Community from the Infectious Diseases

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The ongoing explosion of antibiotic-resistant infections continues to plague global and US health care. Meanwhile, an equally alarming decline has occurred in the research and development of new antibiotics to deal with the threat. In response to this microbial 'perfect storm,' in 2001, the federal Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance released the 'Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance; Part 1: Domestic' to strengthen the response in the United States. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) followed in 2004 with its own report, 'Bad Bugs, No Drugs: As Antibiotic Discovery Stagnates, A Public Health Crisis Brews,' which proposed incentives to reinvigorate pharmaceutical investment in antibiotic research and development. The IDSA's subsequent lobbying efforts led to the introduction of promising legislation in the...

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A minuscule mention was made of the widespread use... by M.I. Lee on Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at 2:00:10 PM
The therapies available now  are ineffective ... by Mahalingam Santhri N on Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 at 2:02:36 AM