When a Virus Is the Cure | The New Yorker

January 26, 2021

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/12/21/when-a-virus-is-the-cure

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To make matters worse, fears of antibiotic resistance have, in recent decades, created a perverse incentive in medical research: new antibiotics, to remain effective, must be used sparingly, as so-called antibiotics of last resort. As a result, it is almost impossible to recoup the cost of developing them.
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Great article!… But I don’t see how phages will solve the economic conundrum: the “perverse incentive [that]…new antibiotics, to remain effective, must be used sparingly…As a result, it is almost impossible to recoup the cost of developing them.”