On November 18, GSL Director Steven Hoffman and fellow CIHR Scientific Director Charu Kaushic published an op-ed article in the Ottawa Citizen warning of the threat of antimicrobial resistance in 2019.
Their article proposes three steps to fight the growing crisis of superbugs in Canada and worldwide. The first step is ensuring access to lifesaving antibiotics to the millions of people who currently do not have it. That should be followed up by conserving the efficacy of the antibiotics we already have. Lastly, Hoffman and Kaushic call for more innovation in the field both in the creation of new antibiotics and in alternatives to their use.
The full article can be read here.