This bill sets aggressive, groundbreaking standards for antimicrobial drug
use in California livestock and will positively impact antibiotic resistance in both humans and animals.
All of these data have helped inform ongoing approaches taken by the Department of Health and Human Services to eliminate the use of antimicrobial drugs
for growth promotion in food animals and to bring all therapeutic uses under veterinary oversight (24).
Once a manufacturer voluntarily makes these changes, its medically important antimicrobial drugs
can no longer be used for production purposes, and their use to treat, control, or prevent disease in animals will require veterinary oversight.
Issued in late June, the guidance outlines strategies to assure that antimicrobial drugs
considered important for therapeutic use in humans are used "judiciously" in animal agriculture.
Without effective antimicrobial drugs
, modern medical treatments such as operations, transplants, intensive care, cancer treatment and care of premature babies will become very risky if not impossible.
In the past several years, the CTFA/Soap and Detergent Association Industry Coalition has submitted extensive scientific literature to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of consumer antimicrobial drug
It concluded that "subtherapeutic" (low, constant) use of antimicrobials "favored the selection and development of resistant bacteria," and that use of antimicrobial drugs
had caused multi-drug resistant bacteria in animals.
For example, treatment of MDR infections requires ongoing access to high-quality clinical microbiology support; late-generation antimicrobial drugs
, which are typically given parenterally for up to 6 weeks; trained personnel; and sufficient h ospital space to isolate patients with resistant strains.
Today's draft guidance outlines the FDA's current thinking on strategies to assure that antimicrobial drugs
that are important for therapeutic use in humans are used judiciously in animal agriculture.
coli isolates from Arctic birds carried resistance to 14 of the 17 antimicrobial drugs
Such knowledge, he maintains, could lead to novel antimicrobial drugs
This week's launch is an exciting milestone for MedMined because hospitals using the new Antimicrobial Management Service will see a reduction in antimicrobial expenses, improved utilization of antimicrobial drugs
, decreased costs due to shorter hospital stays, and fewer adverse drug events," said Patrick Hymel, M.