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Friday, March 27, 2015

White House crafts first-ever plan to fight antibiotic resistance

  • Administration seeks to cut rates of most deadly ‘superbugs’ within five years

  • Plan does not address misuse of antibiotics on farm animals, critics say

The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years – one that requires massive investments and policy changes from a broad array of US government health agencies, according to a copy of the report reviewed by Reuters.

The 60-page report is the first-ever to tackle antibiotic resistance so broadly. It was compiled by a government task force led by the administration’s top officials for health, agriculture and defense.

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