FDA Phasing Out Antibiotics For Farm Animals
Geege Schuman stashed this in Drugs
The FDA Politely Asks Veterinarians To Stop Using Antibiotics On Healthy Farm Animals
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking veterinary drug companies to voluntarily agree to make it illegal to feed healthy animals some antibiotics. If the antibiotic is on the FDA's list of drugs that are related to drugs used to fight infections in people — including everything from bronchitis to urinary tract infections to Lyme disease to infections after surgeries — then the agency is asking companies to stop their use for fattening up pigs, chickens and other animals people eat.
Why did it take so long for the FDA to ask this?
And why are they making it voluntary???