Preservation of Antibiotics

 

WASHINGTONThe Preservation of Antibiotics for Medi-cal Treatment Act (PAMTA, S. 619/H.R. 1549) was reintroduced in the Senate and House. Its purpose is to preserve the effectiveness of medically- important antibiotics used in the treatment of human and animal diseases by reviewing the safety of certain antibiotics for non-therapeutic purposes in food-producing animals.

 

The end result: Drugs that are important for humans and used in animal feed for non-therapeutic purposes will be re-moved from the market unless the manufacturer can prove, within two years’ time, “reasonable certainty of no harm to human health due to the development of antimicrobial resistance that is attributable in whole or in part to the non-therapeutic use of the drug…”

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