HHS Releases Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

The CDC, NIH, FDA, AHRQ, HCFA and other federal agencies have developed a comprehensive action plan addressing: surveillance, prevention and control, research, and product development for antimicrobial resistance. HHS plans to launch a national public education campaign “to reduce the overuse and misuse of antimicrobial drugs and to improve antibiotic use.” NCPIE recently reported on this problem and this multi-agency action plan; click here for NCPIE’s background paper.