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New FDA antibiotic guidelines: Why comply?

FDA’s new antimicrobial guidelines are strictly voluntary — to a degree. In the agency’s own words, they “do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities”; they merely “describe the...

New FDA guidelines: Rating an animal antibiotic’s importance to humans

The new industry guidelines issued by the US Food and Drug Administration in December suggest removing performance claims from food-animal antimicrobials deemed “medically important” to humans...

#152 Guidance for Industry: Evaluating the safety of antimicrobial new animal drugs with regard to their microbiological effects on bacteria of human health concern

Appendix A of this document ranks antimicrobial drugs according to their importance in human medicine and may be updated by FDA.

FDA issues update on antibiotic guidelines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued on March 26 an Update on Animal Pharmaceutical Industry Response to Guidance #213, which asked animal health companies to voluntarily phase out...

Numbers, figures and the fine print

Between announcing the federal government’s first major updates to the Nutrition Facts panel in 20 years and the restriction of in-school advertising of foods that don’t meet healthy guidelines,...

Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013

This CDC report explores antimicrobial resistance, one of our most serious health threats. Efforts to prevent such threats build on the foundation of proven public health strategies: immunization,...

#209 Guidance for Industry: The judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals.

GFI 209 presents the FDA’s recent thinking on the topic and lays out FDA strategy and recommendations.
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