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ADUFA, PAMTA, and FDA Guidance #213
The Animal Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act of 2013 (ADUFA) requires that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports annually on how many antibiotics are sold for use on industrial farms. Thanks to ADUFA, we know that eighty percent of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used for animal agriculture. Unfortunately, we do not know much else about these sales. ADUFA is currently up for reauthorization in Congress. However, on March 20, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee did not add new data-reporting requirements to ADUFA in its markup.
As health care professionals, we are disappointed that Senator Baldwin and the HELP committee did not add improved data collection requirements to ADUFA.
Antibiotic-use in animal agriculture is a risk to human health
What the Senator can do
Tell Congress that clean water is essential to public health. The Clean Water Rule must be fully enacted.
Tell the president we need strong coal power plant wastewater rules in order to safeguard our water from arsenic, mercury and other toxic chemicals.
It takes many skills to be an effective advocate. PSR has developed a 5-part webinar series to highlight strategies in each of the following areas with real-life examples. Read more »
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Dr. Helfand spoke in September, 2010 to an audience of University students and professors on the medical consequences of nuclear weapons and the urgent need for the United States of America to reduce the risk posed by these weapons of mass destruction. Read more »