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U.S. Seeks Pledges to Reduce Antibiotic Use

The White House convened a meeting of food producers, corporate consumers, regulators and health industry executives to gain commitments for scaling back antibiotic use.

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In an effort to curb a growing public health problem, the White House convened a meeting of food producers, corporate consumers, regulators and health industry executives to gain commitments for scaling back antibiotic use. More than 2 million people per year become ill from infections that don’t respond to antibiotics, and consumer advocates say industry and government have not done enough to limit overuse. (The New York Times)

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