Lack of action on antibiotics a threat – CLICK HERE to read the content of the letter published in Financial Times, 13 November 2012. Article imploring government departments from health, to business, to overseas aid worldwide to work together to tackle the need for new antibiotic discovery, jointly authored by: Laura J.V. Piddock, Director, Antibiotic [...]
What if we lost the use of antibiotics – Otto Cars interview for Risk Response Network’s “What if?” series
Otto Cars, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Uppsala University, warns that the days of curing pneumonia and carrying out organ transplants will be over unless we tackle antibiotic resistance. The interview is part of the Risk Response Network’s “What if?” series. Click here to read the interview
On September 24, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the formation of an internal task force that will support the development of new antibacterial drugs, a critical public health care goal and a priority for the agency. As part of its work, the Antibacterial Drug Development Task Force will assist in developing and [...]
Well done to AA Champion Meenakshi Balganesh who has made her first Antibiotic Action presentation, which was a huge success. Meenakshi is helping spread the word about Antibiotic Action in Bangalore and has helped add to our online petition. Well done Meenakshi, keep it up.
Anyone can help us gain signatures to our petition. This is the most powerful way to demonstrate to politicians across the world of the importance of developing new antibitoics. Click here to read how you can help us make the difference that is needed. Act now – be determined to make a difference.
Antibiotic Action has noted with interest the US Congressional approval of the GAIN Act, also known as Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now. The Act contains provisions that provide the pharmaceutical and biotech industry with incentives to develop antibiotics to treat life-threatening infections caused by drug resistant pathogens and is expected to be signed into law by President [...]
Professor Piddock talks to The Times India about the need to fast track antibiotic development. Read more…..
To view the following Early Day Motion and supporters please click here: That this House notes the importance of the aims of the Antibiotic Action Initiative of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy that is examining ways to encourage the discovery, research and development to bring to market new antibacterial agents; further notes the need [...]
Hayley Brown – our first Antibiotic Action Champion – flew the flag for new antibiotics at the 2012 Vale Fest on 2nd June. Aided by a group of volunteer students, Hayley and the Antibiotic Action Team spoke to over 200 festival goers and secured their support for the online petition. Hayley tells us in her own [...]
2012 sees Antibiotic Action move to consolidate and build on the success of its launch and campaign activities and we need your help. We are seeking Antibiotic Action Champions from across the globe who can help us to raise the profile of the need to discover and develop new antibiotics. Champions can be from all [...]