Push/Pull

Incentives for antibiotics: Recent papers, with an emphasis on Pull

Dear All:  For your weekend reading list, I have some papers on the topic of (mostly pull) incentives for antibiotics. First, I previously wrote about the survey from TATFAR (Transatlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance) of 6 possible pull models (higher reimbursement, diagnostic confirmation, market entry rewards both fully and partially delinked, tradable exclusivity vouchers, and an options market).

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Pull mechanisms: Private capital can multiply Subscription (Netflix) and TEV models!

Dear All: Three recent papers bring together an instructive perspective on Pull incentives for the #FireExtinguishersOfMedicine. The first two papers survey the available tools and conclude that subscription models (e.g. “Netflix”) and transferable exclusivity vouchers (TEVs) are the key paths forward. The 3rd paper is new (and big) news: it shows that the existence of

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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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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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Outstanding discussions of Pull, the NHS Pilot, and Antibiotic value

Dear All, The BEAM Alliance, along with its partners (CARB-X, the Novo REPAIR Impact Fund, the IMI AMR Accelerator, and the European Biotechnology Magazine) converted their annual AMR conference into a virtual event held 24-26 Aug 2021. As usual, it was excellent! I know we’re all really, REALLY tired of virtual meetings but the 2h/day x 3 day themed format worked well:

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“Astonishing mismatch”: Market potential of AMR tools vs. patient needs

Dear All, We have today an excellent report from the Global AMR R&D Hub entitled “Estimating Global Patient Needs and Market Potential for Priority Health Technologies Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance.” Both the bottom line and the key message of the report are clearly stated in the Preface: “… we hope that by showing the astonishing mismatch

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Beyond Pull: Maximizing availability + (appropriate!) use / Help needed!

Dear All, Today we have two interwoven topics to consider: An analysis of research priorities (not all technical!) and a triad of related initiatives, each of which comes with an opportunity for you to starting working on some of those priorities! First up, we have an excellent new paper summarizing the perspective of 32 experts

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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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