CDC Requests More $$ for Antibiotic Resistance, Opioid Abuse

March 26, 2015 9:21 PM

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The Ebola epidemic is not over yet, but the CDC is focusing much of its $6.2 billion fiscal year 2016 budget request more on domestic matters, such as antibiotic resistance and prescription drug abuse.

On Wednesday, CDC director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, asked the House Committee on Appropriations for $283 million -- an increase of $264 million from last year -- to fight antibiotic resistance.

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