CSPI Antibiotics Resistance Project
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Legislation
 
H.R. 3266 Preservation of Essential Antibiotics for Human Diseases Act
This bill, introduced by Representatives Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Louise Slaughter (D-NY), and Henry Waxman (D-CA), would require that drug companies that make antibiotics used to promote livestock growth prove that such use does not harm human health due to increased antibiotic resistance.
 
CSPI Press Release:
House Bill Introduced to Preserve Effectiveness of Antibiotics
 
Urge your Representative to cosponsor H.R. 3266.

Regulatory Activities
 

In March 1999, CSPI petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of human-use antibiotics as livestock feed additives.
 
Executive Summary of CSPI petition
 
Letter to FDA signed by more than 40 groups and 50 leading scientists and physicians.
 
CSPI Press Release:
FDA Should Ban the Use of Certain Antibiotics to Fatten Farm Animals, Groups Ask
 
Tell FDA Commissioner Dr. Jane Henney to save antibiotics for treating human diseases.