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"The Netflix Model" for antibiotics

Jan 3, 2023
The antibiotics market is "fragile and broken," but governments are considering some fixes.
A version of the "Netflix model" is already underway in the United Kingdom. Above, bottles of antibiotics line a pharmacy shelf.
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The free market is failing us on antibiotics

Dec 22, 2022
The free market is pretty simple: There’s supply, there’s demand, they meet somewhere in the middle. If there’s a need, there’s a product. But sometimes, that system breaks down, as it has in the market for antibiotics.
Above, a pharmacist measures out antibiotic pills. Only a handful of biotechs are currently developing new antibiotics.  
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With overuse of antibiotics, superbugs continue to evolve

Dec 14, 2022
As antibiotics are overused and misused, superbugs keep evolving.
Bottles of antibiotics line a shelf at a Florida pharmacy in August 2007. In the U.S., there are nearly 3 million antibiotic resistant infections each year.
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The antibiotics industry is in trouble. Operation Warp Speed may hold some solutions.

Jul 7, 2021
The antibiotics sector needs a revitalizing shot. The U.S. government's response to COVID may hold some answers.
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Got a cold or the flu? Think twice about antibiotics

Jul 18, 2018
Why overprescribing antibiotics is increasing fears of "super bugs."
Bottles of antibiotics line a shelf.
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Drug-resistant infections threaten economy

Dec 26, 2016
The World Bank has stressed the threat of drug-resistant infections.
A pharmacist fills a prescription bottle of antibiotics. 
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Sherwin-Williams wants germ-killing walls in hospitals

Nov 3, 2015
The company says its new paint kills 99.9 percent of infection-causing bacteria.

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Tyson cuts antibiotics in chickens, are hogs next?

Apr 28, 2015
Eliminating routine antibiotic use is most challenging in cattle

The Micky-D ripple effect

Mar 6, 2015
Now that McDonalds is promising us antibiotic free chicken, who else will join?

Merck invests in new antibiotics

Dec 8, 2014
Pharmaceutical companies have stayed away from developing new antibiotics even though deaths from drug-resistant infections are rising.