FDA to Phase Out Growth Promoting Antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Ad­­ministration (FDA) last week an­­nounced a plan to phase out the use of some antibiotics in livestock. The FDA directive said antibiotics could still be used to treat illnesses in food animals when prescribed by a veterinarian, but would be phased out of other uses, including growth enhancement.

“Because antimicrobial drug use in both humans and...

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