Title

Correspondence: Results of new FDA rules on antibiotic use in US food-producing animals

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

2019-12-16

Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Disciplines

Agriculture | Chemical and Pharmacologic Phenomena | Public Health

Abstract

The 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.

DOI of Published Version

10.1093/pubmed/fdz174

Source

J Public Health (Oxf). 2019 Dec 16. pii: 5678728. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdz174. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of public health (Oxford, England)

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

31840743

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