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Drug companies vow to work more closely with governments to combat antimicrobial resistance

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i410 (Published 22 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i410
  1. Deborah Kirkham
  1. 1The BMJ

More than 80 international drug companies and key industry associations have issued a joint statement setting out how governments and industry can collaborate to overcome the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, with a declaration launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

In the Declaration on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance commercial drug and diagnostic developers have agreed a common set of principles to support antibiotic conservation and the development of new drugs, diagnostic tests, and vaccines.1

Sally Davies, England’s chief medical officer, said, …

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