President’s Plan To Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Focuses Little On Antibiotic Use In Animals

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Obama Action Plan Falls Short on Antibiotic Use in Animals
Kimberly Elliott, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, discusses how the president’s new National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria details steps “to increase stewardship of antibiotics in human health … [but] remains oddly cautious in tackling antibiotic use in livestock, despite the fact that American cows, pigs, and chickens consume most of the antibiotics used every year in the United States…” (4/6).

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