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Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Food Animals Concerns Trust, Union of Concerned Scientists, Environmental Defense, Center for Science and the Public Interest, The Humane Society of the United States

Comment to FDA expressing concerns that the agency is not pursuing the likelihood that U.S. livestock operations are a reservoir for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and the FDA is not responding to NARMS data indicating the emergence in the United States of Enterobacteriaceae resistant to cephalosporins.

FDA's inaction on these and other veterinary antibiotic issues ensures the government's failure to meet its own public health goals contained in the Healthy People 2010 initiative. Inaction also increases the likelihood that the suffering and costs due to the explosion in antibiotic-resistant infections will continue unabated.


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