TITLE

Animal antibiotics under tougher United States scrutiny as consensus grows on "superbug" risk to humans

AUTHOR(S)
Woodward, Cal
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, pE513
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the tougher scrutiny of animal antibiotics as consensus grows on superbug risk to humans in the U.S. According to the recommendations released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) antibiotics utilized in livestock should be under veterinary supervision and for medical purposes only. An overview of the FDA released draft guidelines urging the restraint in the use of anti-microbial drugs in food-producing animals is presented.
ACCESSION #
53067698

 

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