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Suit Against FDA for Failing to Address Health Threat Posed by Overuse of Antibiotics in Animal Feed

Lawsuit filed May 25, 2011 by a coalition of health and consumer organizations to compel FDA to 1.) take action on the agency’s own safety findings, withdrawing approval for most non-therapeutic uses of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal feed and 2.) respond to the citizen petitions filed by several of the plaintiffs in 1999 and 2005.

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