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White House releases 5-year strategy to combat antibiotic resistance

March 27, 2015

The White House released a report today outlining the government’s plans to reduce the threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria during the next 5 years.

Developed in response to an executive order from President Barack Obama in September, the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria is a government-wide strategy to prevent, detect and control illness related to antibiotic-resistant infections. The plan also is designed to “guide action by public health, health care and veterinary partners in a common effort to address urgent and serious drug-resistant threats that affect people in the U.S. and around the world.”

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