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Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: At Long Last, Some New Antibiotics That Might Make a Difference — Physician’s First Watch

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June 25, 2014

Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: At Long Last, Some New Antibiotics That Might Make a Difference

By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors

The "development of novel antibacterial drugs has been in a bit of a funk for quite some time now," writes Paul Sax, as he reviews (from memory!) the antibiotics approved since 2004. But, he notes, some recent approvals "give ample reason for hope." Do you agree with his cautious optimism?

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LAWRENCE BIZER Physician, Surgery, General, retired

I agree. Dr. Relman is correct that medical costs will never be controlled by the free enterprise system but only with control over costs of care, procedures,salaries, drugs and all medical care expenses. This is the only way we can provide medical care to all at affordable prices as in other well developed countries!

MaryDeland,MD Physician, Oncology, Lafayette , la

My father Frank DeLand, 93 yr old physician and former editor of the journal of nuclear medicine recalls Arnold Relman with respect.

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