With cases of H3N2v influenza on the rise, a look at where we stand and the key role of our system of food animal production in strengthening viruses
Decisions about drug safety should depend on the evidence, not agency resources.
Despite big talk, the agency did not confront the structural problem of antibiotic use in farm animals, which means the public health dangers of meat production remain.
Studies have tied the misuse of antibiotics on factory farms to the rise of resistance, but the FDA keeps delaying action. Is it too late now?
By allowing big food to self-regulate when it comes to using antibiotics as a growth promoter in animals, the FDA is setting us up for disaster.