Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin for co-authoring): Yesterday saw the release of a major new report on Pull incentives from Canada! The report’s cover art eloquently summarizes its key message: Well said … and proves that a picture really is worth 1,000 words! Here are the links you’ll need: The report’s webpage at the
Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin for co-authoring), For today, a wonkish potpourri of data to support action. As you’ll see, this string of pearls is deeply connected: A UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report, An analysis of the global response to AMR during 2020-21 in 114 countries, A summary of the path to (and next steps for) the UK’s
Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin for co-authoring), Building on their excellent analysis of the value over 30 years (29 Nov 2022 newsletter) to the United States as well the value to the entire globe of a PASTEUR-style pull that creates 18 new qualifying antibiotics, Silverman and Towse have now released country-by-country analyses using the
Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin Outterson for being lead author on this newsletter), (wonkish alert on this one … refresh your coffee and dig in!) The Center for Global Development have released a blog post and a paper estimating the potential impact of the PASTEUR Act. Here’s what you need: Blog: “The World Needs New Antibiotics.
UK Pull (Netflix) pilot: STEDI-based QALY value of new antibiotics implies societal value > 10m GBP/year!
Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin Outterson for co-authoring this newsletter), We’ve written before about the UK’s “Netflix” pilot antibiotic Pull incentive in which England leads the way on showing how it plans to provide its fair share of a global antibacterial Pull incentive (for background on Pull incentives, see this superb 5-minute video explainer). In
Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin Outterson for authoring this newsletter), Readers of these newsletters will need few reminders of why pull incentives are critical to restoring the R&D ecosystem for antibacterials. (But if you are new to the issue, Andrew Jack’s 5-minute video explainer is a great start; see also this annotated list
Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin Outterson for co-authoring this newsletter), Woot, woot! Woot, woot! US Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Representatives Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) have today reintroduced the PASTEUR (Pioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Up surging Resistance) Act! Here are the links you need: The text of
Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin Outterson for doing the heavy lifting on this note), As you may recall, the US National Action Plan for Combatting Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria (US NAP CARB) was launched in 2015 on the heels of the 2013 CDC report on antimicrobial threats (link to that report) and is/was a
Dear All (with thanks to Kevin Outterson for leading this note), HUGE news today: Senator Michael F. Bennet and Senator Todd Young have introduced an updated PASTEUR Act that (if enacted) would create a predictable path to rewarding new #FireExtinguishersOfMedicine for their value to society via a subscription contract (valued at $750m to $3b) that prepays
Dear All (with thanks to Kevin as the lead author on this note and also with a wonkish note alert … refresh your coffee and settle in!), Several years ago, DRIVE-AB planted some seeds across Europe on reforming how we pay for antibiotics. As a consequence, we are seeing some hopeful sprouts in several countries: Previous newsletters