Animal Drug User Fee Act

cowsfeeding_406x250Public health advocates concerned about how antibiotics used on farms impact increasing resistance, have long expressed the need for more on-the-ground data – particularly use by species. In May, the Food and Drug Administration proposed adding estimates of drug sales by animal species — cattle, swine, chickens or turkeys —
Continue Reading Comments in on FDA’s Plan to Collect Species-Specific Antibiotics Sales Data data released last week show that sales of medically important antimicrobials used in food-producing animals in the U.S. increased by 3 percent in 2013 and by 20 percent between 2009 and 2013. The Food and Drug Administration’s 2013 Summary Report of the information animal drug sponsors are required by
Continue Reading 62 Percent of 2013 Animal Antibiotics Sales Were Medically Important Drugs