The Perpetual Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance

by Anthony S. Fauci and Hilary D. Marston
JAMA; Published online March 20, 2014

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A multifaceted, global solution to the problem of antimicrobial resistance is needed, one that combines effective prevention, appropriate use of therapeutics, passive surveillance and active case-finding, and a robust, multisector research enterprise for development of drugs and diagnostics, including market-based incentives for industry. In summary, biomedical innovation combined with improved surveillance, prevention efforts, rapid diagnosis, market incentives to drive technology development, and curtailed misuse can meet the continual threat of antimicrobial resistance.

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