FDA to revoke pig drug approval over human cancer risk concern

April 8, 2016 3:53 PM

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FDA to revoke pig drug approval over human cancer risk concern

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday moved to revoke approval of a drug used to treat certain conditions in pigs because it could leave cancerous residue that could affect human health.

The drug, carbadox, is made by Teaneck, New Jersey-based Phibro Animal Health and is used to control swine dysentery and bacterial enteritis, the agency said. It has also been used to promote weight gain in pigs.

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