Bacteria are becoming increasingly more resistant to even the strongest of antibiotics on the market, and the impact of this on human health and health care costs are significant and rising. This grant provides support for researchers at Resources for the Future (RFF) to convene two consultation workshops with stakeholders (e.g., pharmaceutical companies, HMOs, hospitals, physicians, government representatives) to gain input into improving the policy and regulatory incentives to use antibiotics responsibly and a second workshop to address issues related to policy and regulatory incentives to develop new antibiotics. These consultations will provide input for the development of a strategy paper that will look at antibiotics from the perspective of a natural resource that should be maximized for long-term public benefit. The project will be considered successful if RFF is able to engage appropriate stakeholders in these meetings and to produce a strategy paper that can be used to further the discussion of this issue.
Amount Awarded $271,900.00
Awarded on: 4/25/2005
Time frame: 5/1/2005 - 1/31/2007
Grant Number: 52602