Green Buckeye RN


Alliance for Natural Health: FDA Asks Big Pharma to Please Consider Reducing Routine Use of Antibiotics on Farm Animals
May 2, 2012, 10:15 am
Filed under: News

April 17, 2012

Read it for yourself, and decide if it’s as namby-pamby as we think it is.

The FDA has just released three documents calling on industry to voluntarily stop using antibiotics for non-therapeutic uses, as we expected they would last month: •a final guidance that recommends phasing out non-therapeutic uses of antibiotics; •a draft guidance that assists drug companies in voluntarily removing non-therapeutic use of antibiotics on their labels; and •a draft regulation outlining ways veterinarians can authorize the use of antibiotics in animal feed.

Note that last document: while any antibiotics whose manufacturers voluntarily change their labels to exclude non-therapeutic uses would no longer be available to farmers over the counter—a veterinarian would have to prescribe them—they are still recommended for “preventive” purposes. In other words, the animal can still be perfectly healthy at the time the antibiotic is used.

Read further at http://www.anh-usa.org/fda-issues-anemic-request/

Advertisements

1 Comment so far
Leave a comment

[…] more: Alliance for Natural Health: FDA Asks Big Pharma to Please … Read more from Eco-Lifestyle antibiotics, fda, health, natural-health, ntibiotics-on-farm, […]

Pingback by Alliance for Natural Health: FDA Asks Big Pharma to Please … | Fresh Green World




Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: