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Preserving lifesaving antibiotics today and for the future
Date:11/17/2011

d research, among other strategies.

In 2010, as part of IDSA's continuing effort to address this issue, IDSA launched the 10 x '20 initiative to spur the development of 10 new systemic antibiotics by 2020 as well as a sustainable antibiotic research and development enterprise for the long-term. For more information, see www.idsociety.org/10x20. This past April, the Society issued a policy paper (http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/52/suppl_5/S397.full) outlining specific public policy strategies and research activities to address resistance and the lack of new antibiotic development.

"This challenge is too great for any of us to overcome alone," Dr. Slama said. "All of us, from doctors, pharmacists, and patients to elected officials, policymakers, government regulators, and industry leaders, must work together to spur the development of new antibiotics for future generations as well as to preserve them once approved. "


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