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NHS launches antibiotic subscription scheme to fight superbugs

Under the world’s first subscription model for antibiotics, the British healthcare system will pay two pharmaceutical firms a fixed yearly fee, in the hope of securing a pipeline of antibiotic drugs.

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The British healthcare system, the National Health Service (NHS), has come up with a subscription scheme giving patients with serious infections access to antimicrobial drugs, according to a news release.

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