Bill Would Put Squeeze On FDA Over Antibiotic Resistance

Law360, New York (May 8, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT) -- Bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday would force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to provide more information about antibiotics used in livestock, the latest example of concern that medicated farm animals are making humans more resistant to antibacterial treatments.

The Antimicrobial Data Collection Act, S. 895, would call on the FDA to launch a pilot project to collect information about sales and use of antibiotics in food-producing animals and trends in antimicrobial resistance.

The bill wouldn’t require meat and dairy producers to report additional data, instead directing...
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