Editor’s note: A group of faculty and staff from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health sent the below letter to several California officials this past week.
The scientists here at Consumer Reports read Dr. Richard Raymond’s op-ed “Antibiotics and Animals Raised for Food: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics” with great interest. We were particularly struck by his assertion that…
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The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it will be restricting the use of cephalosporin – a type of antibiotic – in food animals in order to prevent the growth of antibiotic-resistant strains of
After going back and forth about what to write for Christmas Day, I’ve decided to treat this as any other day. Just pretend we are at the corner gas station or firehouse, doing what we
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Sales of antibiotics intended for domestic food animals increased from 2009 to 2010, according to new data released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The Pew Health Group analyzed the numbers in the report,