Antibiotic resistance (News)

Why are there so few new antibiotics becoming available?

Why are there so few new antibiotics becoming available?

Broadcaster: BBC News Channel

Year: 2014

Genre: Factual, News

URL http://bobnational.net/record/229650

Antibiotic resistance has been on the increase for some while, but this story was triggered when the Prime Minister David Cameron finally joined the debate. Pharmaceutical companies have been reticent to develop new antibiotics because there offer little potential profit. Novel strategies need to be found. The clip features a package and a studio interview discussing not only the urgency of finding new drugs, but also some of the reasons why companies have not been willing to invest in anti-infectives under current financial models.

Conflict of interest declaration: this clip features Chris Willmott’s first TV news interview

 

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