New Report Spells Out the Critical Health Risk in Adding Human Antibiotics to Animal Feed in U.S. Farms

Pew Commission Report Advances Bill Endorsed by AMA and Other Medical Groups; Action Needed as Antibiotic-Resistant Diseases Continue to Spread

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WASHINGTON, DC - April 29 -The release of a new report by the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production, spelling out the public health risk inherent in factory farming, heightens the urgency surrounding the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA). This bill, which already includes many of the Pew Commission’s recommendations, would phase out the use of antibiotics that are important in human medicine as animal feed additives within two years.

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