Volume 93 Issue 5 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: February 2, 2015 | Web Date: January 30, 2015

Obama Asks Congress For $1.2 Billion To Battle Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

President seeks additional federal dollars to develop new drugs and diagnostics
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: antibiotic resistance, federal budget

President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for $1.2 billion for combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria in fiscal 2016—nearly double the federal funds allotted in fiscal 2015. These so-called superbugs are linked to an estimated 23,000 deaths and 2 million infections in the U.S. each year.

The White House released its plan this week in advance of the President’s 2016 budget proposal, . . .

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