States Are Taking Charge Of Antibiotic Use In Animals

Law360, New York (November 5, 2015, 4:41 PM EST) -- Rudolf H. Beese

Phillip Bradley After decades of discussion by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about how and when to best manage the use of antibiotics in animals, recent legislation in California demonstrates that some states have decided to move forward with legislation to supplement or supplant the federal government's guidance for "judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals."

While the FDA has received the engagement of drug manufacturers who produce antibiotics for use in animals, manufacturers have until the end of 2016 to fully comply voluntarily with the FDA's guidance. The federal strategy is based on changing the use...

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