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Leading pharmacists call for new antibiotics to be developed

Big drug companies have little incentive to develop new antibiotics despite huge concerns about resistance to the drugs, leading pharmacists have said.

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Experts call for new antibiotics to be developed

Big drug companies have little incentive to develop new antibiotics despite huge concerns about resistance to the drugs, according to a group of leading pharmacists.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) said the prospect of creating new drugs was "low due to the poor return on investment they provide".

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has called for new antibiotics to be developed. Credit: PA Wire

The RPS said in its latest report that more must be done to support the discovery of new antibiotics.

It also called for the public to become more educated on the use of the medicines and better management of the drugs by healthcare workers.

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