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MRSA kills more than emphysema, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s, and homicide combined

In one year, MRSA killed more Americans (~19,000) than emphysema, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, and homicide combined.

Infectious Diseases Society of America. Promoting Anti-Infective Development and Antimicrobial Stewardship through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA). Statement of the IDSA befor the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health; March 2012. http://www.idsociety.org/uploadedfiles/idsa/policy_and_advocacy/current_topics_and_issues/advancing_product_research_and_development/bad_bugs_no_drugs/statements/idsa%20pdufa%20gain%20testimony%20030812%20final.pdf

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