New Biotechnology Coalition Seeks to Boost Antibiotics Development

Health Leaders: A new coalition of biotechnology stakeholders has formed to promote development of new antibiotics to fight antimicrobial resistance.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 2 million Americans experience a drug-resistant infection annually, with at least 23,000 deaths. A new estimate from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis puts the annual death toll as high as 162,000.

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