FDA Finalizes Overdue Plans to Crack Down on Factory Farms’ Antibiotics Use

December 13, 2013 by  
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Photo via  Shutterstock The Food and Drug Administration finally approved two long-overdue proposals this Wednesday to curb farmers’ frequent use of antibiotics as a way to slow the rapid growth of antibiotic-resistant diseases. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control , at least 23,000 people a year are dying from drug-resistant superbugs. Though the announcement symbolizes a critical step forward, the FDA’s strategy depends on voluntary cooperation from the drug industry. Read the rest of FDA Finalizes Overdue Plans to Crack Down on Factory Farms’ Antibiotics Use Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antibiotic-resistant diseases , antibiotics use , centers for disease control , drug industry , drug-resistant superbugs , factory farming , fda , Food Drug Administration , superbugs        

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FDA Finalizes Overdue Plans to Crack Down on Factory Farms’ Antibiotics Use

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