White House Antibiotic Plan Pushes Drugmakers, Hospitals to Fight Superbugs

March 27, 2015 4:53 PM

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The White House released a five-year, $1.2 billion plan on Friday to fight drug-resistant "superbugs" that includes better tracking of infections, faster tests and new drugs.

Hospitals will be pushed to do a better job of controlling infections such as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and Clostridium difficile (C. diff), which kill 23,000 Americans every year and cost the economy billions of dollars.

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