Pew: FDA Antimicrobial Report ‘Very Encouraging,’ But Not Over Yet

December 20, 2018
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb trumpeted new data showing a decline in sales of antimicrobial products for food-producing animals, and attributed the decline to a 2013 guidance that advised industry on how to eliminate the use of antimicrobials for production purposes, such as growth promotion and feed efficiency. The guidance also advised companies on how to bring the therapeutic uses of antimicrobials under veterinary oversight. Gottlieb pointed out that Tuesday’s report is the first to show the effects of a major...

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