Ex-FDA Heads Want FDA To Cut Antibiotic Use In Livestock

Law360, New York (November 14, 2013, 7:18 PM EST) -- The Obama administration’s public health regulators should finalize rules proposed last year to curb the controversial yet widespread use of antibiotics for livestock to boost the growth of farm animals, two former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioners said Thursday.

The FDA should forge ahead on finalizing draft rules that it proposed in April 2012 to limit how agricultural animals are given antibiotics and to stop its use to promote growth in animals and for “unnecessary disease prevention,” former FDA commissioners Donald Kennedy and David Kessler...
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