Navigation Links
Pew Applauds Introduction of Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2011
Date:3/9/2011

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming (HHIF) today applauded U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) for introducing H.R. 965, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2011 (PAMTA). The bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to withdraw seven classes of antibiotics critical for treating infections in humans from use on industrial farms unless animals or herds are sick with disease.

"The overuse of antibiotics in food animal production is contributing to the emergence of drug-resistant superbugs," said Laura Rogers, HHIF's project director. "Rep. Slaughter has again shown great leadership and vision by introducing PAMTA.  We look forward to working with Rep. Slaughter and her colleagues on both sides of the aisle to solve this health care problem."

The American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, World Health Organization and other leading medical groups all warn that the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in food animal production presents a serious and growing threat to human health because it creates new strains of dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria.  As antibiotics lose their effectiveness, infections will become more difficult to treat, more costly and increasingly deadly.

According to a task force led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health, antibiotic-resistant bacteria could render diseases like pneumonia, meningitis and tuberculosis untreatable.

The Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming is working to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics by phasing out their overuse in food animal production. We work with public health leaders, veterinarians, agricultural interests, academics and citizens groups who share our objective of preserving the integrity of antibiotics as a means of protecting human and animal health.   Learn more and get involved at www.saveantibiotics.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Statement: PILMA Applauds Senate Passage of Patent Reform
2. Rottenstein Law Group Applauds New Efforts of U.S. FDA to Look More Carefully at Metal-on-Metal Implants After DePuy Recall
3. CHPA Applauds Introduction of The Patients Freedom to Choose Act
4. Pharmaceutical Industry Labor-Management Association Applauds Senator Casey (D-PA) for Biopharmaceutical Job Creation Efforts
5. GlaxoSmithKline Applauds North Carolinas Child Advocates
6. Frost & Sullivan Applauds the Lodox Statscan Critical Imaging System for Outperforming All Competing Products
7. FAMM Applauds Massachusetts Legislature for Sentencing Reforms
8. HIGPA Applauds Adoption of New Group Purchasing Industry Initiatives to Further Increase Transparency and Access in the Healthcare Sector
9. NCPA Applauds Rep. Weiner for Introducing Bill to Rein in Pharmacy Benefit Manager Practices That Hurt Patients, Plan Sponsors and Community Pharmacies
10. Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) Applauds Partner Organizations for Supporting Goal of Improving Healthcare Via Wireless Technologies
11. MedSolutions Applauds Renewed Focus on the Dangers of Radiation Exposure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2017)... 25, 2017  In response to the opioid epidemic ... Relief is working with Pfizer to make up to ... cost to community health centers, free and charitable clinics, ... "Pfizer has a long-standing commitment to improving ... patient safety through educational activities," said Caroline Roan ...
(Date:5/18/2017)... , May 18, 2017  Two Bayer U.S. ... Association (HBA) during its recent 28 th ... City.  The event showcases HBA,s longstanding mission of furthering ... of healthcare. Cindy Powell-Steffen , senior ... U.S. Radiology division, and Libby Howe , a ...
(Date:5/11/2017)... 11, 2017  Thornhill Research Inc. ( ... an $8,049,024 USD five-year, firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract by ... Commercial Corporation (CCC) ( Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ... administer general anesthesia to patients requiring emergency medical ... US Marine Corps have been a longtime partner ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/26/2017)... , ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... first ever copper, antimicrobial, mesh back 24/7 task chair specifically designed for clinical ... “We are thrilled to partner with Cupron® to provide customers with a ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... After raising nearly $30,000 on Kickstarter , ... be available at a discounted crowdfunding price on Indiegogo . , “Along with ... also wanted to bring a fidget toy to the market that was made of ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... Silver Birch ... community, which is located on more than four acres of land at 5620 Sohl ... , The 103,000 square-foot building includes 125 studio and one-bedroom apartments. Each of ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... Dr. Alex Rabinovich, a highly-skilled oral surgeon specializing in ... post on insurance options. If a Bay Area patient has to search for a ... money. Visiting an in-network provider for a second opinion can ensure a patient receives ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... “THE FLINTHILLS FAMILY-Our Journey to the Cross”: the personal journey of Bob ... is the creation of published authors, Bob and Margaret Massey. Bob Massey is small ... "panther quick and leather tough." His love for others is apparent in all of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):