"More Drug Makers Agree To Limit Antibiotics for Farm Animals"

"The Food and Drug Administration said 25 of 26 drug companies that were asked to phase out antibiotics to promote growth in farm animals have agreed to comply with the agency’s voluntary plan.

The development announced Wednesday clears a major hurdle in the FDA’s push to combat growing human resistance to antibiotics because of their overuse.

Farms use about 80% of the nation's antibiotics supply, sometimes in healthy animals to speed up growth or prevent illness in unsanitary conditions."

David Pierson reports for the Los Angeles Times March 26, 2014.


"U.S. Drug Firms Move To Bar Antibiotic Use in Livestock Growth" (Reuters)

Source: LA Times, 03/27/2014