Push/Pull

Starting 18 May: #SquashSuperbugs, Salt in My Soul (movie), and more!

Dear All, Building on last year’s call from PFID to declare 18 May the annual “Squash Superbugs Day of Action,” we have a flurry of activity beginning tomorrow. See the list just below and participate as much as you can — the hashtag #SquashSuperbugs is highly recommended for your social media posts! In addition to just

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Impact of PASTEUR: 9.9m lives saved, ROI of 125:1

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.

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Pull! Excellent 4-part OHE blog + BEAM support for TEE-based Pull

Dear All, Today we have several useful papers to share. First, OHE (Office of Health Economics, London) have posted a 4-part blog series that provides a succinct summary of the broken economics of antibiotics. The titles are good guides to content: Part 1: Why NICE and NHS England are Testing an Innovative HTA and Payment

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Encouraging progress on PASTEUR!

Dear All (and with thanks to Kevin Outterson for co-authoring this newsletter), Exciting and intriguing news to share about PASTEUR (and see this 16 June 2021 newsletter if you need a refresher on the ideas behind PASTEUR)! A new draft is now circulating with the intent of attaching it to a larger bill that is on track

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US Senate and House / Call for Pull incentives in FY23 budget

Dear All, The US Government is now building its budget for FY23 (Federal Year 2023, really runs 1 Oct 22 to 30 Sep 23). We had proposals from the House for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) budget in late June;  and the proposal from Senate was released on 28 Jul 2022. Each

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Antibiotic procurement models for LMICs / G7 Leaders call for Pull!

Dear All, Two stops on our tour today: (i) an excellent survey of incentive models and (ii) a final communique from the recent G7 meetings. First up, CGD (Center for Global Development) have released a report (link) entitled “Leveraging Purchasing Systems to Ensure Access, Stewardship, and Innovation: A Landscape Review of Current and Potential Market Structures

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PACE: A new £30m fund for AMR innovation

Dear All, Exciting additional news merits two newsletters in one day! I’ll keep it brief and quote directly from the website: “Innovate UK, LifeArc, and Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) have joined forces to create PACE (Pathways to Antimicrobial Clinical Efficacy), a £30 million initiative supporting early-stage innovation against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to save lives. PACE has today (19 October 2023) announced

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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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