Some Global Policies for Antibiotic Resistance Depend on Legally Binding and Enforceable Commitments

@article{Behdinan2015SomeGP,
  title={Some Global Policies for Antibiotic Resistance Depend on Legally Binding and Enforceable Commitments},
  author={Asha Behdinan and Steven J. Hoffman and Mark Pearcey},
  journal={The Journal of Law, Medicine \& Ethics},
  year={2015},
  volume={43},
  pages={68 - 73}
}
To address the challenge of antibiotic resistance (ABR), the international community must ensure access, conservation and innovation of antibiotics. These goals can be significantly advanced through ten global policies that have been recommended to form part of an international legal agreement. Policies that could be central to this agreement include the establishment of standards, responsible antibiotic use regulations, and strengthening global surveillance systems. Funding for access… 
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