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Our Commitment to Anti-Infectives

About AMR

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when pathogens change and find ways to resist the effects of antimicrobial agents. The pathogens survive, grow and spread their resistance. This process of adaptation leads to AMR.1

Antimicrobial resistance, particualrly in Gram-negative bacteria, is widely recognised as one of the biggest threats to global health today, with the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country.2,3,4

Globally, AMR causes 700,000 deaths annually. Without actions by governments, industry and society, AMR is expected to casue 10 million deaths by 2050 - more than currently die from cancer.1

How Pfizer is helping address AMR

Pfizer has one of the industry’s largest and most diverse portfolios of antimicrobials and is proud to be taking a lead in the fight to tackle AMR.5 We are deeply committed to working closely with the infectious disease community to address AMR6 through5:

Active stewardship: to ensure patients receive the correct antibiotic, according to independent guidelines, only if needed and for the right duration7
Innovative surveillance tools: to help physicians better understand current resistance patterns
Global policy leadership: to facilitate antibiotic development and proper use
Diverse portfolio: medicines and vaccines to treat and help prevent serious infections around the world
Manufacturing: responsible practices that do not harm human health or the environment

AMR Action Fund

Pfizer have pledged US $100 million to the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Action Fund which launched in July 2020, to help address the significant global public health need for new antibiotics due to the rapid rise of antibiotic resistant infections.

The AMR Action Fund is a ground-breaking collaboration among more than 20 biopharmaceutical companies, philanthropies, development banks and multilateral organisations to re-invigorate and accelerate antiobiotic development.8


References:
  1. Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. Tackling drug-resistant infections globally: final report and recommendations. May 2016. Available at: https://amr-review.org/sites/default/files/160525_Final%20paper_with%20cover.pdf [Last Accessed July 2020]​
  2. World Health Organization. WHO’s first global report on antibiotic resistance reveals serious, worldwide threat to public health. April 30 2014. Available at: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/amr-report/en/​ [Last accessed July 2020] ​
  3. World Health Organization. Antibiotic Resistance Factsheet. February 2018. Available at: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/antibiotic-resistance [Last accessed July 2020]​
  4. Vasoo S et al. Emerging issues in gram-negative bacterial resistance: an update for the practicing clinician. Mayo Clinic Proc. 2015;90:395-403.​
  5. Pfizer Annual Review 2018. Available at: https://www.pfizer.com/sites/default/files/investors/financial_reports/annual_reports/2018/assets/pdf/pfizer-2018-annual-review.pdf [Last accessed July 2020]​
  6. Pfizer Policy position in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) August 2017. Available at:​ https://pfe-pfizercom-d8-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/about/Policy-Position-on-Antimicrobial-Resistance-8-17-17.pdf [Last accessed July 2020]​
  7. Davey P, Marwick CA, Scott CL, et al. Interventions to improve antibiotic prescribing practices for hospital inpatients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017;2:Cd003543.​
  8. Pfizer pledges $100 million to new industry fund to help fight growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Available at: https://www.pfizer.co.uk/pfizer-pledges-100-million-new-industry-fund-help-fight-growing-threat-antimicrobial-resistance [Last accessed July 2020]​
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