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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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