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Call to Action: Fight Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Aug 4, 2022 |

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites evolve so much that current medication used to treat related infections stops working. The result is that the germs are not killed and continue to evolve and exist in the body.  Antimicrobial resistance directly impacts the limb loss and limb difference community through health issues like wound care and sepsis. Help us take action now by sending a message to your Members of Congress.

Take action: Fight Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Action Alert

Please also reach out to your Members of Congress by using our action alert link to ask them to fight superbug infections through supporting the PASTEUR Act (H.R.3932, S.2076). The Pioneering Antimicrobial Subscriptions to End Upsurging Resistance (PASTEUR) Act establishes a delinked subscription program to encourage innovative antimicrobial drug development targeting the most threatening infections, improve the appropriate use of antibiotics, and ensure domestic availability when needed.

Antimicrobial Statistics

Many of the antimicrobial medicines we use to treat microbial infections have been around for years. As a result, patients have been treated using the same antimicrobial medicine. This along with not following the doctor’s instructions on how to consume the medication can make resistance worse. Antimicrobial resistance is becoming more common every day, which can result in more of us not being able to treat infections with antibiotics. This is a problem that requires innovative solutions now.

Thank you for your help in fighting AMR!