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Media - published on 31 May 2018

Antibiotic resistance could be made trickier by faulty supply chains, reports Newsweek

Writing on the Foundation’s white paper on antibiotic shortages, Meghan Bartels highlights how antibiotic shortages and supply chain issues are linked to antibiotic resistance.

Because of concerns about bacteria developing resistance to medications, new drugs are often used only when nothing else works. That too makes them less attractive options for pharmaceutical companies to produce.” She points out that “supply chain issues don’t only affect less developed countries, they endanger health across the globe.” 

The white paper is titled “Shortages, stockouts and scarcity: the issues facing the security of antibiotic supply and the role for pharmaceutical companies”. 

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