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To mark the second anniversary of the British government's Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), which I had the honor of chairing, two members of the review team – Anthony McDonnell and Will Hall – and I have published a new book: "Superbugs: An Arms Race Against Bacteria". In it, we discuss the review's 10 recommended interventions – what I call the Ten Commandments – while considering the progress made so far and the work that still needs to be done.The progress made in these two areas gives me hope that similar advances can be made elsewhere.But further progress will require less talk and more action from government and industry leaders.The largest 25 firms could easily persuade key governments to act on the review's recommendation for a market-entry reward.That points to the need for governments to do more as well. Following the review, AMR was finally put on the G-20's agenda, both at the 2016 summit in Hangzhou, China, and at last year's summit in Hamburg, Germany.A market-entry reward is crucial because it would also help to advance two of the review's six "demand-reducing" interventions: the development of new vaccines and improved diagnostics.
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