New rules to reduce risk of antimicrobial resistance come into force
Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most serious global health threats facing the world today. Antimicrobial-resistant infections are outpacing the development of new drugs, alternative therapies or tools, and are creating a serious challenge. It is estimated that by 2050, AMR could be responsible for the loss of 10 million lives annually.
Antimicrobial drugs are among our strongest weapons against infections in both humans in animals. Using antimicrobial drugs appropriately is an important way to help reduce AMR.
The two initiatives that came into force today demonstrate Canada’s commitment to taking concrete action to counter the potentially devastating effects of the emergence and spread of AMR.
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