Pew: New Antimicrobial Tracker A Good Step But Not A NARMS Replacement

November 22, 2017
FDA recently released a new tool for tracking antimicrobial-resistant genes in bacteria. The Pew Charitable Trusts tells Inside Health Policy the tool is a step in the right direction, but it should not be used as a substitute for the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). "Resistome Tracker is one of the first publicly available tools to provide visually informative displays of antibiotic resistance genes in bacteria. It is designed mainly for public health officials, academics and researchers who...

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