Public Health Workers Urge FDA Action On Antibiotics

Law360, New York (June 4, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT) -- Echoing recent legislation in Congress, 795 public health advocates on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to pressure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to crack down on use of antibiotics in livestock, saying increased resistance to antibacterial medicines is killing tens of thousands of Americans annually.

The letter from members of both Healthy Food Action and Health Care Without Harm took aim at draft guidance the FDA issued in April 2012 describing when it feels that meat producers are making “judicious use” of antibiotics, a term...
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