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[Comment] Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer: infection and the rise of antimicrobial resistance

11 May 2013

The second of the two volumes of the Chief Medical Officer for England's Annual Report on the state of the public's health is released this week. The report includes recommendations aimed specifically at politicians and highlights the need for strong action on antimicrobial resistance, since this issue has the potential to be as important as global warming in terms of its impact on health. The report identifies antimicrobial resistance as a cross-societal and therefore cross-governmental issue that encompasses both a market failure to produce new antibiotics and the need for better antibiotic stewardship.

Date: 
11 May 2013

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet