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September 18, 2019


“Bacteria Don’t Care if You’re a Democrat or a Republican” This and More ID in the News

Contingencies Magazine spoke with IDSA Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations Amanda Jezek on drug resistant pathogens and antibiotics and the race against the clock to develop treatment options.

The Developing an Innovative Strategy for Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms (DISARM) Act of 2019 “promotes appropriate use of antibiotics,” Jezek said. “It’s not a silver bullet, but it could help stabilize the market. Appropriate use of antibiotics is unlikely ever going to provide high enough levels of predictable [return on investment] for sustainable investment,” Jezek continued. “Bacteria don’t care if you’re a Democrat or a Republican. There’s a pretty good understanding on both sides of the aisle that antibiotics are unique, and that there’s a unique market failure here, and a need to do something specific and targeted to separate antibiotics from the larger drug-pricing effort.”

This is just one of the news pieces that IDSA and our member spokespersons contributed to, in addition to others in the pipeline. Follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook to see the latest news and opinion pieces featuring IDSA, HIVMA and our members.


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