White House Actions on Antibiotic Resistance: Big Steps, Plus Disappointments

September 22, 2014
by Maryn McKenna

A quick sample of opinions on the initiatives, not comprehensive:

  • Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, author of the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, who has long wanted to see more done to curb agricultural antibiotic use:
  • economist Kevin Outterson, evaluating the proposed spending, including the incentives for antibiotics and diagnostics;
  • the Trust for America’s Health (“We are concerned that the PCAST report does not make powerful enough recommendations around the routine agricultural use of medically-important antibiotics in food animal production”);

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