Friday, March 23, 2012

Superbug Ruling: FDA Must Withdraw Some Antibiotics in Feed

In NRDC v. FDA, yesterday Judge Theodore H. Katz, U.S. District Court, S.D. N.Y., ordered the FDA to begin withdrawal proceedings to remove two drugs, penicillin and tetracyclines, from animal feed unless industry can document that that use is safe.  Such non-therapeutic use of medically important antibiotics contributes to the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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