IDSA Encouraged by President’s Prioritization of Antimicrobial Resistance
The Infectious Diseases Society of America is heartened by the Administration’s recognition that antimicrobial resistance is a serious and urgent threat to patients and public health.
The President’s budget request includes significant increased funding to support antimicrobial research and development, stewardship, surveillance and prevention. Specifically, the inclusion of a proposal to delink antimicrobial drug revenue from volume of sales through annual contract payments for innovative antimicrobials — a proposal that aligns with the bipartisan PASTEUR Act — represents major progress that would revitalize sustainable antimicrobial R&D.
IDSA urges Congress to realize the goals outlined in the budget by passing the PASTEUR Act and significantly increasing funding for antimicrobial resistance activities across federal agencies, including CDC, NIAID and BARDA.
Daniel P. McQuillen, MD, FIDSA – President, Infectious Diseases Society of America
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a community of over 12,000 physicians, scientists, and public health experts who specialize in infectious diseases. Its purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases. Learn more at https://www.idsociety.org/.