White House wants $1.2bn to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria, looming superbug epidemic

January 28, 2015 7:29 PM

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The White House has called for increased investment to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria to prevent resurgent diseases once thought eradicated and new superbugs that similarly gain strength thanks to the modern penchant for profligate antibiotic use.

President Obama will ask the US Congress to nearly double funding that combats antibiotic resistance to $1.2 billion, the White House announced Tuesday, calling the matter “one of the most pressing public health issues facing the world today.” The announcement was a follow-up to an executive order t...

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