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2012-11-12 12:25:48

Consumer Group Highlights The Overuse of Drugs In Food Animals During CDC's "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week" YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, today called for a major reduction in the use of antibiotics in food animal production because their overuse promotes the spread of drug-resistant superbugs and makes antibiotics less effective for people. Consumers Union is calling attention to the overuse...

2012-10-15 03:24:28

BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) announced today that its majority-owned subsidiary, VGX Animal Health, has received approval to market LifeTide® SW 5.0, the world's first approved growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) therapy for food animals, in New Zealand. LifeTide is a once-in-a-lifetime treatment for female pigs (sows) that has demonstrated significant decreases in perinatal mortality of piglets from treated...

Deadly Livestock Superbug Jumped To Humans
2012-02-22 08:52:13

A strain of the potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacterium known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has jumped from food animals to humans, researchers reported Tuesday in the online journal mBio. The study, led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), suggests that MRSA CC398 likely started as a non-resistant (antibiotic-susceptible) strain in humans, but developed resistance to antibiotics after spreading to farm animals. MRSA is a well-known...

2012-01-06 17:04:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced today that the FDA's order prohibiting certain uses of cephalosporins in food animals appears consistent with the current AVMA position on the limited prohibition on extra-label drug use, but warned against further restrictions not backed by science. Cephalosporins, a class of antimicrobial drug used in livestock, poultry and other food-producing animals, are also commonly...

2010-07-13 13:45:00

Requests Come on Eve of Congressional Hearing on Use of Antibiotics in Agriculture WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1000 physicians and other clinicians, including nurses, have signed statements asking Congress to pass legislation to reduce the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics in food animals. Hospital and Healthy Systems representing over sixty healthcare facilities also signed a petition in support of legislation to end unnecessary antibiotics use in food...

2008-06-24 12:03:09

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, addressing the preventative use of antimicrobials in food animals and reiterating the necessity of antibiotic use in livestock for ensuring food safety. Dr. Lyle P. Vogel, AVMA's assistant executive vice president, testified at the hearing, which focused on the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant "superbugs" in...