FDA to target some therapeutic, in-feed antimicrobials

FDA focusing on ways to address antimicrobials that currently may be legally used in food animals for no defined length of time.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced Sept. 12 that it is entering the next phase of its efforts to mitigate antimicrobial resistance by focusing for the first time on medically important antimicrobials (i.e., those important for treating human disease) used in animal feed or water that have at least one therapeutic indication without a defined duration of use.

As the agency completes its work to implement changes under

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