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Comment on the launch of a payment pilot to incentivise antibiotics R&D

Comment on Payment pilot to incentivise antibiotics R&D

Professor Hilary Thomas, Chief Medical Advisor at KPMG in the UK, comments.


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Professor Hilary Thomas, Chief Medical Advisor at KPMG in the UK, comments:

“The UK has taken a lead globally in this area for some time now. Whether you want to call it a market failure, or a broken business model, the fact is that the incentives are not aligned for the development of much needed new classes of antimicrobials.

“It’s a very exciting and much needed initiative and I only hope that when the learning is shared with other countries and healthcare systems, it will be adopted and spread to avoid the enormous financial and, more importantly, human costs that are otherwise likely.”


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