Antibiotics are one of the most useful and important medical advances in recent history. Their effectiveness, however, is being compromised by bacterial resistance, arising in part from excessive use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. […]

The AMA is opposed to the use of antimicrobials at nontherapeutic levels in agriculture or as pesticides or growth promoters.

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

(Excerpts from letter commenting on PAMTA, 4/9/2009)

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