March 30th, 2015
Anti-Biotic resistant strains of pathological organisms get the President's notice.
The White House released an executive order providing guidance and departmental responsibility to the growing concerns driven by the increasing amount of pathological organisms that are building resistance to current medications. This issue has risen to the critical level needed to give the Department of Defence, HHS and Department of Homeland Security responsibilities in the solutions needed to solve the issue. Additionally, the White House is offering a $20 million dollar super prize fund to incentivize industry to enter the fight for solutions.
Read the White House Fact Sheet for more information: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/18/fact-sheet-obama-administration-takes-actions-combat-antibiotic-resistan