WASHINGTON — An effort to use congressional legislation to incentivize the development of new antibiotics fell short Wednesday, despite lobbying pressure from pharmaceutical companies and medical societies.

Antibiotics are rarely moneymakers for drug makers, and yet there’s wide agreement that there’s a need for more given that some bacteria are increasingly resistant to the therapies currently on the market.

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