Senator Michael Bennet, a co-sponsor of the bipartisan PASTEUR Act, joins Gunnar on the State of Health to talk about his proposed legislation to correct the dysfunctional antibiotic market. Senator Bennet makes his pitch for why he believes people should care about antibiotic resistance, talks about how the PASTEUR Act can become law, and shares how the economics at the heart of PASTEUR differ from current reimbursement practices for antibiotics. Gunnar talks about relying on antibiotics of last resort, how PASTEUR complements another piece of legislation called the DISARM Act, and how new antibiotic options would benefit people living with drug resistant infections.
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