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UK leading the global fight against drug resistant bugs

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- Tough new targets to limit inappropriate use of antibiotics - Commitment to halve drug-resistant infections by 2020 - New drive to encourage development of new antibiotics The UK will lead the international fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by bringing …

Government response to Jim O'Neill's report on anti-microbial resistance

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Lord Jim O'Neill has today published his report on antimicrobial resistance, and his recommendations on what the world needs to do to combat it. You can read more about his report here The Government's initial response to his report is …

GPs given new weapon in battle against drug resistant bugs - "the biggest threat to our health today"

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GPs will be able to compare their antibiotic prescribing with their colleagues throughout the country using a brand new tool, in a new bid to cut the numbers of antibiotics that are given out needlessly, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced …