FDA Curtails Antibiotics
Steps Set for Livestock Antibiotic Ban NYTimes 3/23/2012 – judge orders FDA to restrict antibiotic use
Natural Resources Defense Council v. US FDA US District Court Southern District of NY 3/22/2012 – this is Judge Katz’ ruling on the FDAs knowledge of antibiotic overuse and connection to antibiotic resistance and FDA inaction on its own findings dating back to 1977
U.S. Tightens Rules for Antibiotics Use For Livestock NYTimes 4/11/2012 – FDA announces guidelines to require prescriptions from veterinarians for antibiotic use in livestock
FDA Says Stop Feeding Antibiotics to Healthy Animals For Growth Promotion Chicago Tribune 4/11/2012 – FDA announces guidelines to require prescriptions from veterinarians for antibiotic use in livestock
Guidance For Industry; The Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs In Food-Producing Animals FDA 4/13/2012 – the FDA’s own guidelines and peer-reviewed scientific literature
Antibiotic Use In Food Animals National Institute for Animal Agriculture 10/2011 – Information synthesized from an Oct. 26‐27, 2011, symposium in Chicago, IL: “Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose”
Putting Meat On the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production In America Pew Charitable Trust/Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – two-year study funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts through a grant to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Response to The Final Report of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production The American Veterinary Medical Association 11/2009 – point by point response to the Pew Commission report above
Federal Court Ends FDA Coma Lasting Since the Disco Era: Antibiotics and Livestock Slope Farms blog 4/17/2012 – a grass-fed beef farmer’s take on the new FDA guidelines
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