Will we soon be living in a post-fungicide era?
Antifungals treat fungal infections in humans and agriculture, but there are far too few currently available. As fungi begin to develop resistance to these drugs, it is urgent that we begin to develop new antifungals and educate the public about being responsible stewards of antifungals. New antifungal development should be encouraged by awarding more exploratory grants. The markets enabled by these new antifungals would more than cover their research and development costs.