US appeals court upholds FDA action on judicious use of antibiotics

July 25, 2014 10:23 AM

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A US federal appeals court has ruled against the need for regulatory action to end the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics such as penicillin and tetracyclines in farmed animals.

Yesterday saw the Second Circuit Court of Appeals overturn two district court rulings from 2012 in a case initially filed in 2011 by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and other advocacy groups, which directed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to stop the routine use of certain antibi...

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