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Academy Supports Legislation to Research Antibiotic Use in Animal Agriculture

The Academy has taken a stance to support legislation that would require collecting and reporting information on antibiotic use in animal agriculture. The decision by the Legislative and Public Policy Committee came after a review of the 2012 Antibiotic Resistance and Residue Workgroup Report, which identified advocating for research regarding antibiotic use in agriculture as an area of interest for the Academy.

The Academy previously considered whether to support legislation regarding antibiotic use in animal agriculture, called the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act. This bill, which has been introduced in several Congresses, would have phased out the use of certain antibiotics in healthy, food-producing animals. Based on information and analysis provided by the Antibiotic Resistance and Residue Workgroup of the LPPC, the Academy decided to remain neutral on PAMTA.

However, the workgroup's 2012 report urged the Academy to support advocacy efforts to secure funding to close the research gap on the impact of antibiotics in food-animal production. The workgroup also encouraged the Academy to continue to monitor the legislation and regulations as the evidence base is further established and to review the Academy’s position accordingly.

The Academy's Board of Directors accepted the recommendations in the report. This year, two bills (H.R. 820 and S. 895) were introduced in Congress that would require collecting and reporting information on antibiotic use in animal agriculture. H.R. 820, the "Delivering Antimicrobial Transparency in Animals Act," would require drug manufacturers to obtain and provide better information to the Food and Drug Administration on how their antimicrobial drugs are used in the food-producing animals. It will also alter the timing and quality of the data that FDA publicly releases.

S. 895, the "Antimicrobial Data Collection Act," would require the FDA to collect more data on how antimicrobial drugs are used in food animal production and would establish a pilot program that investigates the association between antibiotics used on food-producing animals and antimicrobial resistance. Given its previous discussion on the importance of supporting research in this area, LPPC made a decision to support both pieces of legislation.


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