Monday, 3 December 2012

Antibiotic resistance, lack of antibiotics and Newsnight

Dear Member of Parliament, further to my recent email and letter to you with information about the lack of new antibiotics and the Antibiotic Action initiative, I am writing to inform you that this topic was featured on BBC Newsnight yesterday evening (Friday 30th November). You can view the episode here http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01p4763/

If you have not already signed the petition, and you agree that action must be taken to discover, research and develop new antibiotics, please sign on-line http://antibiotic-action.com/join/; it will only take a few minutes. If you also wish to join the APPG on antibiotics, which will be chaired by Jamie Reed MP, please email me.

I do hope that we can work together on this important health issue.

Yours faithfully,

Laura JV Piddock
BSAC Chair in Public Engagement
Director, Antibiotic Action
Professor of Microbiology, University of Birmingham