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FDA Commissioner Releases Statement On Agency’s New Efforts To Expand Antimicrobial Stewardship

FDA: Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA’s new efforts to advance antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary settings
“…[I]t’s critical that we implement good antimicrobial stewardship practices in human health care and veterinary settings. … [T]he FDA will soon implement a new, five-year blueprint for how the FDA plans to build on its current programs to advance antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary settings. We’ll expand on the FDA’s existing actions, and launch some new programs. Our aim is to reduce overuse of antimicrobial drugs and combat the rising threat of resistance…” (7/31).