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FDA: Marketing, labeling of animal antibiotics to change in 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tightening up regulations on the marketing and labeling of so-called “medically important antimicrobials” used on food animals. Such a move has long been sought by those concerned about how overuse of such drugs can lead to antibiotic resistance and threaten public health. In recent weeks, the antibiotic-resistant “superbug” known as mcr-1… Continue Reading

Drug maker says FDA’s wrong about 40-year-old pig antibiotic

Phibro Animal Health Corp. will “vigorously defend” the pork antibiotic known as carbadox and sold under its Mecadox brand, which the U.S Food and Drug Administration now wants remove from the market after 40 years of use. FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) began the process for removing carbadox from the market with the publication… Continue Reading

Food-Safety Advocates Applaud Increased FSMA, NARMS Funding

Food-safety advocates were pleased to see increased funding for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria (NARMS) in the $1.1-trillion spending bill President Barack Obama signed on Tuesday. The bill provides almost $2.6 billion in discretionary funding for the Food and Drug Administration, including $903 million for… Continue Reading

FDA Reorganizes Veterinary Medicine to Combine with Office of Foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday in the Federal Register that the agency has reorganized the Foods and Veterinary Medicine (FVM) program. Under the reorganization, which was completed in October, the Office of Foods is now the Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, led by Michael Taylor, the Deputy Commissioner for Foods and… Continue Reading