Antibacterial agents in clinical development: an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis

Antibacterial agents in clinical development: an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis A report, Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis, launched by WHO shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. The report found very few potential treatment options for those antibiotic-resistant infections identified by WHO as posing the greatest threat to health, including drug-resistant tuberculosis which kills around 250 000 people each year.

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