Government promises new steps to deal with antimicrobial resistance

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 18 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5689
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

A new action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance is expected later this autumn from the government, which has claimed to view the issue as deadly serious.

In a report published in July,1 MPs on the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee criticised the government for not taking sufficiently urgent action to deal with the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. At that time, they welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement2 of a two year review …

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