Antibiotics: What's behind a number? (commentary)

Antibiotics: What's behind a number? (commentary)

WHAT'S in a number all depends on who is looking at it and interpreting it — and what they want the number to say.

In April of this year, the Food & Drug Administration released its annual report on "Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animals" that covers sales and distribution for calendar year 2013.

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