Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives aims to ...

Legislation Aims to Jump Start Antibiotic Development to Battle Superbugs – The Pew Charitable Trusts

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives aims to jump-start the development of urgently needed new antibiotics, specifically those that can address unmet patient needs, by changing the way U.S. government programs pay for them. Pew spoke with Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Todd Young (R-IN), co-sponsors of the Pioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging Resistance (PASTEUR) Act of 2021. Sen. Bennet has represented Colorado in the Senate since 2009, and in 2016 he advanced legislation to strengthen FDA’s antibiotic drug approval process for life-threatening conditions through the 21st Century Cures Act. Sen. Young has represented Indiana in …

 

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