Open on April 17, 2018 and will close to new input on July 1, 2018. Document
Antimicrobial resistant (AMR) infections are becoming more frequent and increasingly difficult to treat. As a result, AMR is now recognized as a growing public health threat in Canada and around the world. In order to combat this threat Health Canada proposes to use a Pathogens of Interest List, which would serve two purposes:
Inform sponsors of the bacterial pathogens in most urgent need of innovative therapeutic drugs and/or devices in Canada; and
Guide the development of new tools and policy approaches by Health Canada.
You are invited to review the proposed Pathogens of Interest List and provide written comments.
List: Acinetobacter baumanii
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) complex
*Enterobacteriaceae include: Klebsiella pneumonia, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter spp., Serratia spp., Proteus spp., Providencia spp., and Morganella spp.