‘A Game Changer:’ Cures 2.0 Would Provide $11bn In ‘Subscription’ Contracts For New Antibiotics
The PASTEUR Act would delink some of an antibiotic’s revenue from prescription sales, with the goal of revitalizing the antibiotic pipeline with additional private investment while encouraging good public health stewardship of critically needed medicines.
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Phase III data for the novel echinocandin demonstrated non-inferiority to caspofungin for all-cause mortality at day 30 and for global cure at day 14. Regulatory filings are planned for 2022.
PASTEUR Act in the US is the most promising initiative out there to address antimicrobial resistance.