AMR in the USA: Maryland to Ban Routine Antibiotic Use in Animals

Following in the footsteps of California, Maryland has proposed, and passed, the “Keep Antibiotics Effective Act of 2017”, which bans routine antibiotic use in animals. This is a vital legislative measure to ameliorate the shocking statistics on antibiotic use which was first brought to the limelight by a 2011 report from the FDA, which stated that an overwhelming majority of antibiotics sold in the USA … Continue reading AMR in the USA: Maryland to Ban Routine Antibiotic Use in Animals

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UN Creates Interagency Group on AMR

The international political commitment to combat AMR was secured through a high level meeting at the United Nations General Assembly on 21 September, 2016. Shortly after, the Political Declaration of the high level meeting of the General Assembly was enunciated. This declaration, adopted under the resolution A/RES/71/3 raises, in paragraph 15, the following request: Request the Secretary-General to establish, in consultation with the World Health Organization, … Continue reading UN Creates Interagency Group on AMR

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