Episode Summary


Why are we running out of antibiotics? A look at the pharmaceutical development of one of the most life-saving class of drugs.

Topics Discussed:

  • The reasons behind the stagnant and declining antibiotic development pipeline.
  • New initiatives focused on stimulating the antibiotic market.
  • Strategies to spur the antibiotic development.


  • Helen Boucher, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts Medical Center, Editor of AAC.
  • Karen Bush, Ph.D., Professor of Practice & Interim Director, Biotechnology Program Indiana University. Former Editor AAC.

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