FDA Pushes To Curb Antibiotic Use In Livestock

Law360, New York (December 11, 2013, 6:57 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised manufacturers on Wednesday to stop indicating certain antibiotics for use as a growth aid in animal feed, citing the effects the practice can have on bacteria harmful to human health.

In final guidance to the animal-drug industry, the agency also recommended that drugmakers require veterinary oversight for the use of the antibiotics to treat or prevent disease in animals. Companies are asked to make the changes voluntarily, as the guidance is not legally binding.

Public health advocates have long...
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