Why big pharma has abandoned antibiotics

  27 October 2020

Despite the clear need for more antimicrobial agents, such drugs have not been forthcoming. Fewer new antibiotics are reaching the market; the last entirely original class of antibiotic was discovered in the late 1980s. One reason is that discovering and bringing antibiotics to market is often not profitable for pharmaceutical companies.

 

Further reading: Nature
Author(s): Benjamin Plackett
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