The World Health Organization (WHO) today added three new antibiotics to its list of recommended medicines for every healthcare system.

Based on recommendations from an expert committee, the WHO added ceftazidime-avibactam, meropenem-vaborbactam, and plazomicin to its Essential Medicines List, which is updated annually. All three antibiotics target multidrug-resistant infections caused by pathogens deemed a “critical priority” by the WHO, including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

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See also:

Jul 9 WHO press release

Jul 9 WHO Model List of Essential Medicines

Jul 9 WHO Second Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics

Jun 18 CIDRAP News story, “New AWaRe tool aims to guide antibiotic use globally