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Drug companies delete ‘growth’ uses from animal drug labels

A key plank in the FDA’s platform to slow down the development of antibiotic resistance and extend the life of medications important to humans is in place. The agency announced Wednesday it has completed the implementation of Guidance for Industry #213. Known in the animal pharmaceutical industry as GFI #213, the Food and Drug Administration began the process… Continue Reading

FDA’s antimicrobial drug tally for food animals up 1 percent

However, sales of some specific drugs has decreased; overall rate of sales increases is slowing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s annual report summarizing sales and distribution data for antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals is out. The report shows that sales and distribution of all antimicrobials increased 1 percent from 2014 through 2015, tying for the lowest annual increase since 2009. The percentage of those antimicrobials that… Continue Reading