FDA Hears Strong Public Support for Expanded Veterinary Oversight of Animal Drug Use

  18 April 2020

Stakeholders overwhelmingly support a Food and Drug Administration proposal to require veterinary oversight of all animal antibiotics that are medically important to human health, according to an analysis of public comments to the agency.

Seventy-five percent of the more than 7,000 comments the agency received from farmers, veterinarians, doctors, and others concerned about antibiotic resistance fully embrace FDA’s plan to swiftly finalize its proposal. The comment period started last September; many who wrote the agency urged more ambitious actions.

Further reading: PEW
Author(s): Karin Hoelzer
Healthy Animals  
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