White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship Draws Commitments from 150 Stakeholders
June 10, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Health System
On June 2, 2015, more than 150 food companies, retailers, and human and animal health stakeholders convened at the White House for a forum on antibiotic stewardship. Each vowed to take actions during the next five years to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria and prevent the spread of resistant infections. Beyond the commitments of the federal government and private food production stakeholders related to responsible antibiotic use in animals, various healthcare systems, pharmacies, clinical societies, foundations, and pharmaceutical companies all pledged to establish or enhance antibiotic stewardship programs in their sectors and support innovative changes in practice related to antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance.