Yep, potentially good news. This is a "war" in which we'll never get a final "victory", but to those saved in the 10-20 years in which the next antibiotic remains effective, it's definitely a victory.
(Totally uninformed idea follows): Maybe we should now entirely ban manufacture and use of the very first antibiotics (?sulfa drugs?). Keep 'em in reserve and hope the rapidly evolving bugs lose their (unneeded) resistance to them as they continue to morph, then bring them out again when needed.
As we strive to cut spending on medical care, I hope financial incentives will remain for drug research. A new antibiotic costs a lot to develop, but on a "$$ per manyear saved" I'm sure it works out to be much cheaper than many other things we spend money on. If there were a way to incentivize the drug companies to use the money paid for those 60 second TV spots for research, I'm sure we'd have a cure for most maladies by now.
Thank heavens we have Lattise
. I saw the long TV ad for it and was a bit worried over the 45 seconds describing side effects, but once I understood that medical science had finally found a drug to address the malady of chronically thinning eyelashes, I realized all the research and ad time were worth it.