During Antibiotic Awareness Week, starting November 18, The Lancet Infectious Diseases has launched a new Commission, entitled Antibiotic resistance—the need for global solutions.
The goal of the Commission is to explore why antibiotic resistance has become such a problem worldwide, and, most importantly, what solutions can be used to avert the impending crisis.
More details can be found in an editorial to LID 17th Nov 2013 issue at: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(13)70290-1/fulltext?elsca1=ETOC-TLID&elsca2=email&elsca3=HTDJ35F.
This issue also contains a review article by 26 global experts which outlines the global situation of antibiotic resistance, its major causes and consequences, and identifies key areas in which action is urgently needed. The article is free to download from: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(13)70318-9/fulltext?_eventId=login&elsca1=ETOC-TLID&elsca2=email&elsca3=HTDJ35F