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G7 Health ministers 3-4 June communique / Implications for choosing wisely

Note: Newsletter now updated to include the communique from the G7 Finance Ministers! Dear All, The G7 met in Oxford this past week and we now have communiques released from by both the Health and Finance Ministers. Let’s look first at the two fascinating statements from the Health Ministers: A general communique that includes multiple

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Pull incentives in the EU / Statements by Commissioner Kyriakides

Dear All (and note the related 28 Nov 2020 newsletter), Stella Kyriakides, the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, made some really interesting statements before the European Parliament’s health committee (ENVI) on Thursday of last week (22 April). Per this Exchange of Views on the EP’s multimedia center and this news report, here are some

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UK Antibiotic Subscription Pilot: Updates from a webinar

Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin Outterson for co-authoring), We’ve written and talked before from various perspectives about the groundbreaking UK NHS England-, NHS Improvement-, and NICE-sponsored antibiotic subscription pilot project: 10 Feb 2021: Fabulous 5-minute video explainer on the economics of antibiotics by Andrew Jack of Financial Times Superb discussions of Push/Pull, the role

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PASTEUR Act re-introduced and levels up antimicrobial economics for strong innovation!

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

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Consultants for WHO’s SECURE, Wellcome-ICARS-Danish Gov’t AMR event

Dear All, See below my signature: A 6-month consultancy with WHO to support the the SECURE initiative, a program to assist countries in accessing and sustainably managing new and existing antibiotics needed to cope with antimicrobial resistance (AMR). There’s not much online (yet) about SECURE: the best description I can find is in the Terms of Reference

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PASTEUR Act (re)introduced: A delinked Pull award advances in the US!

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

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G20 declaration – Statements about action on AMR

Dear All: ​The G20 have released a declaration in which they specifically discuss their intent around AMR. See below a link to their .pdf on line. Here’s the key bit (bottom of page 8, top of page 9). I’ve both highlighted some key phrases and done some formatting to make it easier to read: Combatting

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