May 27, 2014

Antibiotic reduction advocates target growth promotion marketing loophole

Last week, the Keep Antibiotics Working (KAW) coalition sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urging the agency to police efforts by drug companies to sidestep Guidance #213 on antibiotics in animal feed. Released last December, FDA announced its final plan to phase out the use of antibiotics to promote growth in food animals, and the agency gave industry 90 days to respond with their intentions to comply or not. By March, 25 of the affected 26 25 of the affected 26 animal drug sponsors informed the agency that they intend to comply. Read More

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