Sunday, December 28, 2014
Reuters:SPECIAL REPORT-Vets face conflicting loyalties to animals, farmers - and drug firms
(This runs with two sidebars: Connections between drug makers and educators abound and For vets association, transparency is an internal matter ID: For more Reuters Special Reports, double-click on )
By Duff Wilson and Mimi Dwyer
Dec 23 (Reuters) - In 2016, a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy will give veterinarians a key role in combating a surge in antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" that infect humans. For the first time, the agency will require veterinarians, not farmers, to decide whenever antibiotics used by people are given to animals.