The U.S. FDA is proposing revisions to its annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals in order to obtain estimates of sales by major food-producing species (cattle, swine, chickens, and turkeys). The additional data would improve understanding about how antimicrobials are sold or distributed for use in major food-producing species and help FDA further target its efforts to ensure judicious use of medically important antimicrobials. FDA is currently accepting comments on this proposed rule.
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