Give FDA More Data On Antibiotics In Livestock, Rep. Says

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT) -- The ranking Democrat on the House committee overseeing the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday he will introduce legislation aimed at reducing the amount of antibiotics used in livestock feed by requiring drug manufacturers to report detailed data on antibiotic use to the FDA.

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said the bill would help inform public health officials and fight antibiotic resistance in humans.

“We need reliable information about the use of antibiotics in agricultural operations,” he said...
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