Seema Verma: CMS’s ‘expanded pathway’ for new antibiotics can help fight antimicrobial resistance

(By Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for STAT)

Americans are under siege by drug-resistant bacteria. The challenge of antimicrobial resistance, or AMR as it is referred to in the medical community, has become a public health crisis. Thousands of deaths every year are attributed to drug-resistant microbes, as well as billions of dollars in health expenditures.  Continue reading article here…

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