Category: Myths & Facts

 

FDA approves animal drugs, too; rigorous process followed

April 21, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration not only has an intensive approval process for drugs for animals that’s similar to the approval human drugs undergo, but the FDA performs additional studies on drugs for food-producing animals not required for human drugs to be sure meat, milk and eggs are safe for us to consume, and that the drugs are safe for the environment. This process is intended to ensure public health.


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Antibiotics webinar looks at human and agricultural antibiotic use

October 21, 2016

As revealed in the webinar, Dr. Steve Solomon and I share some of the same concerns and priorities, including most importantly that antibiotics must be used responsibly in both human and animal medicine. We covered the changes underway in how antibiotics are being used on farms, the risks, as well as “superbug” concerns and the broader global picture with regard to antibiotic resistance.


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Clearing the Confusion

August 3, 2016

While some labels proclaim chicken as “Antibiotic Free” and “No Antibiotics Ever”, strict regulations are in place to ensure all products in your grocery store meat case contain no unsafe antibiotic residues.


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