New antimicrobial reporting requirements could be misconstrued

FDA finalizes rule requiring drug sponsors to provide estimates of sales broken down by major food-producing species as well as overall estimates.

Animal health companies are unhappy with the new Food and Drug Administration rule that revises its annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in animals intended for human consumption or food-producing animals. Companies are now required to provide estimates of sales broken down by major food-producing species (cattle, swine, chickens and turkeys) in addition to the overall estimates they already submit on the amount of antimicrobial

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