Correspondence: Results of new FDA rules on antibiotic use in US food-producing animals
AuthorsHicks, Madelyn J. Hsiao-Rei
UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Psychiatry
Document TypeLetter to the Editor
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AbstractThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported results of its first year of enforced rules to decrease the use of medically important antibiotics in US agriculture. In 2012 in the USA, over 70% percent by weight of antibiotics that are medically important for humans were used in food-producing animals and 30% used to treat humans. Reduction of agricultural antibiotic use is a key One Health intervention against antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which moves fluidly and internationally between pathogens, humans, animals and the environment, causing drug-resistant infections.
J Public Health (Oxf). 2019 Dec 16. pii: 5678728. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdz174. Link to article on publisher's site
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/46364