White House Wants to Nearly Double Funding for Antibiotic Resistance Fight

January 28, 2015 6:04 AM

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President Obama wants to nearly double — to more than $1.2 billion — federal funding for combating and preventing antibiotic resistance.

The administration is expected to release its full 2016 budget proposal next week, but a fact sheet released Tuesday provided a blueprint for investments in fighting antibiotic resistance — an issue it referred to as “one of the most pressing public health issues facing the world today.”

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