Ethics, Antibiotics, and Public Policy

17 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2016 Last revised: 5 Oct 2017

Date Written: October 1, 2017


The widespread use of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture is encouraging the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant infections around the world. Our use of antibiotics is a global, inter-generational collective action problem. Public policies intended to solve the problem involve dif´Čücult moral tradeoffs.

Keywords: antibiotics, antibiotic resistance

Suggested Citation

Anomaly, Jonathan, Ethics, Antibiotics, and Public Policy (October 1, 2017). Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN:

Jonathan Anomaly (Contact Author)

Duke University ( email )

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Durham, NC 27708-0204
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