Urgent Call for New Diagnostics
UK report demands serious changes to diagnostic development to slow the pace of antimicrobial resistance
Roisin McGuigan |
A report commissioned by the UK government, the Review on AMR (antimicrobial resistance), has called for fundamental change in order to curb the misuse of antibiotics, and the development of antibiotic resistance. So what’s their solution? To put it simply, better diagnostics. “To avoid the tragedy of 10 million people dying every year by 2050, the world needs rapid diagnostics to improve our use of antibiotics. They are essential to get patients the right treatment, cut down on the huge amount of unnecessary use, and make our drugs last for longer,” says AMR Chairman, Lord Jim O’Neill.
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