Government sets out five year plan for tackling “ticking time bomb” of antibiotic resistance

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 11 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5560
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

The Department of Health has set out a five year strategy for tackling the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

In March the chief medical officer, Sally Davies, warned that antimicrobial resistance was a “ticking time bomb” that posed an “apocalyptic” threat similar to that of climate change,1 where deaths from infections could become as common again as they were in the early 19th century. To prevent this, she gave recommendations …

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