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State of the Union Recap: Obama Calls for Medical-Research Expansion

Tuesday, January 20, 2015  
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President Barack Obama called for a new medical research push in his State of the Union address, which the White House says will include fighting antibiotic resistance and the pursuit of targeted therapy based on a patient’s genetic makeup.  The beefed-up research into antibiotic resistance, while not further specified, would potentially include new medicines that could be reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration, and new ways to avoid antibiotics’ becoming less effective. The White House said the plan is to nearly double the federal investment into grappling with the issue of antibiotic resistance.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that two million Americans annually get infected, and 23,000 people die, from bacteria or other microbes that are resistant to drugs. In part, this is because of widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture and overuse by patients and the medical profession.  Click here to read more.....

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