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Sweden adopts alternative measures to combat global antibiotics shortage

The declining amount of new antibiotics against multi-resistant bacteria has caused the Swedish government to test an alternative pricing model for procuring antibiotics, and this has brought three new products onto the Swedish market. The industry calls for similar models in other countries.

The Swedish authorities are trying to buy antibiotics in a new way to ensure the possibility of treating multi-resistant bacteria. Photo: Francisco Bonilla/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

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