National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
The White House released the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, which outlines steps for implementing the National Strategy and addressing policy recommendations of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report on combating antibiotic resistance.
The National Action Plan outlines federal activities over the next five years to:
- Enhance domestic and international capacity to prevent and contain outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant infections
- Maintain the efficacy of current and new antibiotics
- Develop and deploy next-generation diagnostics, antibiotics, vaccines, and other therapeutics
To read an interview with President Obama and WebMD about the National Action Plan to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, visit http://blogs.webmd.com/breaking-news/2015/03/exclusive-obama-on-antibiotic-resistance.html.
To read the White House Blog Post by Secretaries Burwell, Carter, and Vilsack on this important topic, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/03/27/our-plan-combat-and-prevent-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria.