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ID:

722

Date:

2014-01-28

Headline:

New Report Says FDA Allowed ‘High Risk’ Antibiotics to be Used on Farm Animals

Reporter's name:

Bryan Walsh

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Time

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Not only are most antibiotics in America dispensed to healthy animals rather than sick people, but the widespread overuse of such drugs boosts the development and spread of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has kept thirty potentially harmful antibiotics available as additives for animals, eighteen of which are rated as having a “high risk” of generating antibiotic-resistant bacteria by the FDA itself.

Notes:

The National Resources Defense Council used FOIA to obtain documents from the FDA.

Keywords:

antibiotics, antibiotic-resistant, drugs, Food and Drug Administration, FDA, farm, livestock, Centers for Disease Control, CDC, Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC, penicillin, tetracycline, antimicrobials


Agencies:

CDC
FDA

States:

US

Categories:

business
drug safety
health care
public health


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