Pioneering UK Payment Model For Incentivizing Antibiotic Development Meets Major Milestone
Shionogi and Pfizer are now in commercial discussions after their antibiotics were recommended for use via the UK’s new subscription-style payment model, which will ensure a fixed annual fee is paid to companies regardless of how many prescriptions are issued. The UK is urging other countries to offer similar incentives to help beat global antimicrobial resistance.
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Japan has kick-started discussions on incentives for R&D and continued marketing of antibiotics as part of broader measures to counter resistance issues and industry reluctance to develop new drugs. The country plans to open applications for a pilot project in the summer after initial discussions on specific targets.
Two antibiotics from Pfizer and Shionogi are to be rolled out by the UK’s NHS in a pioneering subscription deal that hopes to encourage antibiotic R&D by delinking payment from volume of use.
The EU regulator says it supports a globally aligned approach to the development of new antimicrobial medicines.