Antibiotic bill in Senate aimed at animal ag

Antibiotic bill in Senate aimed at animal ag

Julie Harker

Brownfield Network

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate called the “Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance Act” is directed at livestock agriculture production. The bill, sponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein of California and Susan Collins of Maine (and co-sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York), would require the FDA to withdraw its approval of antibiotics “that are at high risk of abuse” unless the drug maker can demonstrate that their use in animal agriculture does not pose a risk to human health.

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