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ASM Attends UN General Assembly

ASM President, Susan Sharp, Ph.D., joined global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York today in a historical meeting to focus on the commitment to fight AMR.

UN General Assembly Focuses on AMR

Leaders at the UN General Assembly draft a plan for coordinated, cross-cutting efforts to improve the current state of AMR.

Superbugs are a 'Fundamental Threat'

If antibiotics were telephones, we would still be calling each other using clunky rotary dials and copper lines," Stefano Bertuzzi, CEO of ASM, told NBC News.
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In the July 10 Federal Register, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Department of Agriculture announced the availability of the "Animal Welfare; Definitions for and Reporting of Pain and Distress" and requested public comments by September 8. The regulation outlines several changes to the Animal Welfare regulation to promote the humane treatment of live animals used in research, testing, and teaching and to improve the quality of information communicated to Congress. APHIS is also considering replacing or modifying the system used to classify animal pain and discomfort.