The American Medical Association is seeking a ban on the agricultural use of antibiotics to promote livestock growth in an effort to slow the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. At its annual meeting in June, AMA adopted Resolution 513 which also calls for regulatory and legislative measures to require that antibiotic prescriptions for livestock be overseen by a veterinarian and for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand surveillance and data collection of antibiotic use in agriculture. The new, more stringent policy replaces AMA’s previous policy opposing the use of antimicrobials at non-therapeutic levels in agriculture.
AMA seeks ban on overuse of antibiotics on farms
July 1, 2014 in Of Note
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