Senator Todd Young from Indiana joins the podcast to talk about the PASTEUR Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that he is co-sponsoring with Senator Michael Bennet that aims to reform the way novel antibiotics are paid for in the United States. Unlike most prescription drugs, antibiotics are unique in that they lose their efficacy over time thanks to bacteria evolving to become impervious to antibiotic exposure. PASTEUR is similarly unique because it delinks government reimbursement from prescription volume a pays for novel drugs in the same way you and I pay for our Netflix subscriptions. This episode is part of the State of Health’s antibiotic resistance series.

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