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December 14, 2017

FDA report shows declines in animal antibiotic sales

A new report from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that for the first time since the agency began tracking antibiotic use on US farms, the amount of antibiotics sold domestically for use in food-producing animals has declined.

According to yesterday’s report, overall domestic sales and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals dropped by 10% from 2015 through 2016. That includes a 14% drop in the use of medically important antibiotics, and decreases in all individual drug classes.  Read more

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