EU vows to accelerate development, approval of anti-superbug drugs

11/17/2011 | Reuters

The European Commission announced a comprehensive plan to combat multidrug-resistant bacteria. Officials will take advantage of the private-public Innovative Medicines Initiative to promote "unprecedented open sharing of knowledge" among drugmakers during the pre-competitive stage of research and development. The commission also promised more flexible legislation for faster approval of novel antibiotics and to collaborate with governments for "adequate market and pricing conditions."

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