CLB Journal Club: The Threat of Drug-Resistant Bacteria: What Can (and Should) the Law Do?
October 29, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
According to the CDC, each year at least 2 million people in the United States are infected with drug-resistant bacteria, 23,000 die as a direct result of those infections, and many more die from conditions that are complicated by the infections. Public health officials and scholars cite various causes for the growing problem of drug-resistant bacteria, including inappropriate use of antibiotics, and a severely diminished antibiotic development pipeline. Enjoy (free!) pizza while CLB Fellow, Patti Zettler, discusses this threat to the public health, and what the law can, and should, do to help solve the problem.