Eu­ro­pean Par­lia­ment calls mem­ber states to ac­tion on an­timi­cro­bial re­sis­tance

Mem­bers of the Eu­ro­pean Par­lia­ment have called on EU coun­tries to de­vel­op na­tion­al ac­tion plans against an­timi­cro­bial re­sis­tance (AMR), call­ing it a top-three pri­or­i­ty health threat.

Par­lia­ment on Thurs­day an­nounced rec­om­men­da­tions for the fight against AMR, in­clud­ing na­tion­al ac­tion plans that must be up­dat­ed at least every two years, an EU-lev­el data­base track­ing AMR and an­timi­cro­bial use and in­creased part­ner­ship be­tween the phar­ma in­dus­try, pa­tient groups and acad­e­mia.

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