US fails to pass Netflix-style model for new antibiotics – "a huge disappointment"

Right before the finish line, officials in the US elected not to vote on the PASTEUR Act, which would have changed, and boosted, how antibiotic development is funded.
Photo: Peter Klint/Politiken/Ritzau Scanpix
Photo: Peter Klint/Politiken/Ritzau Scanpix
by albert rønning-andersson, translated by daniel pedersen

So close, and yet so far – at the last moment before the turn of the year, a proposal for a ”Netflix-style model” for antibiotic funding did not appear in front of the US Congress before it concluded its session for the year. 

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