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Superbugs the next Covid

Posted 20 November 2020

The Federal Government has taken up the fight against superbugs, backing the development of a multi-drug resistant organism (MRO) outbreak response capability - similar to the COVID-19 pandemic response - which united health authorities across Australia's states and territories and enabled quick interventions.

Health Minister Greg Hunt also announced a new "scoping study" on pricing and reimbursement to examine ways to support and incentivise new products that prevent, detect and contain drug-resistant infections in Australia.

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