White House Forum To Discuss Efforts To Decrease Antibiotic Overuse, Prevent Drug-Resistant Microbes

The Hill: White House moves to curb use of antibiotics
“The White House is ramping up its push to fight bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics. Pharmaceutical companies, agricultural companies, and other groups are coming together for a forum at the White House on Tuesday to discuss ways to prevent the overuse of antibiotics in humans and animals, which fuels the rise of deadly bacteria resistant to medicine…” (Sullivan, 6/2).

Reuters: White House announces forum to fight antibiotic overuse
“…The White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship will bring together some 150 representatives from food companies, retailers, drugmakers, farmers, medical societies, and others involved in human and animal health to discuss limiting the overuse of antibiotics in livestock, animal feed, and humans. … CDC Director Thomas Frieden said antibiotic resistance might be the single most important infectious disease threat today…” (Berkrot, 6/2).

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