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WHO Tripartite Joint Secretariat on AMR seeks consultant to develop multisectoral guidance

Dear All, WHO continues on their streak of seeking support for their AMR-related work! Today we have a posting by the Tripartite Joint Secretariat on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) of a consultancy opening for an 11-month project that would support development of multisectoral guidance(s) on development and strengthening of the coordination mechanisms and governance structures for addressing AMR. Full details

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Building momentum for delinked incentives: Key upcoming webinars

Dear All, A brief note today as I am traveling (yes, really … first time in almost 18 months) but wanted to share these 3 important upcoming meetings. The theme I expect to hear running through them all is that (i) innovation is possible (the CARB-X Year 5 report is amazing!), (ii) new antibiotics must both

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UK seeks 6 volunteers for its Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Prescribing, Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections (APRHAI)

Dear All, I think the importance of this is self-explanatory (go here for the .pdf information pack): “The Department of Health and Social Care is seeking to make 6 appointments to the Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Prescribing, Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections (ARPHAI). ARPHAI is a UK-wide, independent, non-executive advisory committee, which provides practical and scientific advice

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Reform of EU pharmaceutical legislation: Public consultation now open!

Dear All, As was discussed in these prior newsletters, the EU has announced an ambitious Pharmaceutical Strategy with initiatives that include development of Pull incentives for antimicrobials among a number of other topics (see the 28 Nov 2020 newsletter for the full list): 28 Nov 2020 (a general announcement) 29 Apr 2021 (comments by Stella Kyriakides) 24 Jun 2021 (RFPs

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Let’s make a pull incentive happen in the US during the 116th Congress!

Dear All: I’ve written a lot about the need for pull incentives, preferably delinked (some papers to read, comments by TATFAR, highlights from Davos 2018, and the UK commits to trying delinkage).  Now, I am delighted to report that a really serious effort is underway in the US to make something happen during the 116th Congress. The essential document can be

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Updated EMA antibacterial guidance: Draft released for public consultation

Dear All: Dated 19 Dec 2018 and marked as released for public consultation on 14 Jan 2019, EMA has posted an extensively updated and consolidated version of their previously separate Guideline (CPMP/EWP/558/95 Rev.2) and Addendum (EMA/CHMP/351889/2013) documents into a single draft antibacterial guidance document. I have not yet had a chance to study in detail and will

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Draft EMA antibacterial guidance: Analysis

Dear All: I wrote previously that EMA posted an extensively updated and consolidated version of their previously separate Guideline (CPMP/EWP/558/95 Rev.2) and Addendum (EMA/CHMP/351889/2013) documents into a single draft antibacterial guidance document. I’ve now had a chance to read it in detail and thought I would share my thoughts as a way to provoke discussion. As a reminder, the

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The UK commits to a delinked antibiotic purchase model!

Dear All: Wow! It’s happened! As reported this morning in The Times and The Guardian among others, the UK will announce at Davos that it is committing to a 20-year vision and initial 5-year plan to combat AMR. The plan includes actions to reduce infection rates, to reduce antibiotic use, and most importantly for this audience to find a path to delinked

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