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The global fight against antimicrobial resistance could be under threat unless the evidence base for policies to control resistance is radically improved, according to a major new series of papers published in The Lancet today.

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According to one of the papers in the series, current guidelines are poorly understood, and policy makers have little reliable guidance to determine the best options to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance. The papers discuss how concerted action is needed to evaluate, develop and implement the best control measures to curb the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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