Public Health Experts Testify At Hearing On Antibiotics in Animals

Test Tubes, Laboratory Testing Veterinarians, professionals in human and animal medicine, government officials, drug industry representatives and researchers came together yesterday at a hearing put on by the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health to discuss the use of antibiotics in animals.  Christine Hoang, DVM, assistant director of the Scientific Activities Division at the American Veterinary Medical Association, testified as a medical expert witness yesterday in support of judicious use of antimicrobials in food animals but cautioned against federal bans. Such bans can have far-reaching impacts on both animal and human health, she said.

Congress also heard from Joshua Sharfstein, MD, principal deputy commissioner, FDA Department of Health and Human Services; Rear Admiral Ali Khan, MD, assistant surgeon general and acting deputy director, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services…

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