FDA limits antibiotics for livestock..
The restriction is reminiscent of the FDA's ban on agricultural uses of fluoroquinolones, including Cipro, in 2000, and is comparably controversial. Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-New York), who is a microbiologist, applauded the FDA action, even as she suggested it was insufficient: "We are staring at a massive public health threat in the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs." Dr. M. Gatz Riddell of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, however, said antibiotics use in animals is "highly misunderstood in the human-health community" and that its dangers have been exaggerated.
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|Publication:||Medical Laboratory Observer|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2012|
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