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WHO Essential Medicines List (EML): Antibiotic Book promotes AWaReness

Dear All, WHO have released for consultation an updated draft of their EML (Essential Medicines List) Antibiotic handbook. For those not familiar with it, WHO’s EML (now in its 22nd edition!) provides a guide to a core set of medicines that every country should have. The antibiotic-focused version does this for antibiotics and then adds

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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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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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G7 Finance Ministers call for Pull; US-specific text cites PASTEUR and a PASTEUR backup plan!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0-xt3FrAGU&ab_channel=AMR.SolutionswithDr.JohnRex Dear All, VERY exciting news on the Pull incentive front: The G7 Finance Ministers have released a statement on Actions to Support Antibiotic Development, aiming to strengthen G7 preparedness against the “silent pandemic” of antimicrobial resistance. Implicitly, this is a statement that is agreed and endorsed by the political leadership of each country —

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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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Comment on US 2023-2026 National Health Security Strategy

Dear All, The US Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response (ASPR) is looking for comments on the 2023-2026 National Health Security Strategy (NHSS). They would like input from stakeholders in public health, healthcare, emergency management, national security, non-governmental organizations, academia, and private industry.  Their specific questions to consider are: What are the most critical national health

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Sign a letter in support of antifungal R&D … in support of PASTEUR!

Dear All: As you know if you are a regular reader of this newsletter, I think that creation of suitable Pull incentives by passage of the PASTEUR Act in the United States is key to building a vibrant pipeline of products to address the international problem of AMR. I’ve also written recently about the FORWARD Act

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EMA-FDA-PMDA action + Podcasts (CDD, Pew) + NEJM on non-inferiority

Dear All: Several updates today, all on the theme of good things to know or share! First, EMA, FDA, and PMDA are continuing to meet and have released a summary of their third tripartite meeting. The key message is alignment: alignment on trial designs for key indications, alignment on pediatric programs, and alignment on single global development programs! This is

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