The State of Health is back after a brief summer vacation. This week, Emma D’Agostino, PhD joins the show to talk with Gunnar about their jointly written opinion piece that appeared in The Hill in mid-August entitled: New bipartisan legislation can encourage needed antibiotic development, where they called for bipartisan reform of the antibiotic market. Gunnar and Emma lean on past personal experience with antibiotic resistant infections, their frustrations with the lack of new options and their hopes for how policymakers can reach across the aisle to address the broken incentives at the heart of the reimbursement market that is largely specific to antibiotics.

The episode is the first in an ongoing series about antibiotics and the quest to bring novel technologies to combat the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance.

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