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CSPI PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
May 28, 1998

 

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Campaign to Preserve the Effectiveness of Antibiotics

Guiding Principles

Inappropriate uses of antibiotics in human and veterinary medicine and in agriculture should be decreased to protect the effectiveness of antibiotics.

The federal government should develop national targets for reducing antibiotic resistance. It also should review health-care and agricultural policies and take action to halt practices that contribute to inappropriate uses of antibiotics.

The federal government should promote judicious antibiotic use by developing and disseminating practice guidelines for health-care professionals and veterinarians, and conducting educational programs for farmers, health professionals, and the general public.

In animals, antibiotics should be used judiciously under veterinary supervision for treating disease. Using antibiotics for growth promotion of livestock (or as pesticides on crops) should not be allowed if such uses jeopardize the effectiveness of antibiotics in the treatment of disease.

The federal government should provide funding for research and education on antibiotic resistance and for surveillance programs to track antibiotic-resistance trends.

Alan G. Atherly, Ph.D.
Prof. of Genetics
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Robert Baltimore, M.D.
Prof. of Pediatrics and Epidemiology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Edward Belongia, M.D.
Senior Epidemiologist
Epidemiology Research Center
Marshfield Medical Research Foundation
Marshfield, WI

Martin J. Blaser, M.D.
Prof. of Microbiology and Immunology
Director of Division of Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Malcolm J. Casadaban, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Don B. Clewell, Ph.D.
Prof. of Biologic and Materials Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan Schools of Dentistry and Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI

Robert Henle Connamacher, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. of Pharmacology (retired)
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Larry Culpepper, M.D., M.P.H.
Chairman of Family Medicine
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, MA

Jacob W. E. Dijkstra, M.D.
Staff Physician, Department of Dermatology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Michael Edmond, M.D., M.P.H.
Hospital Epidemiologist
Department of Internal Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Richard T. Ellison III, M.D.
Prof. of Medicine, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, MA

Stanley Falkow, Ph.D.
Prof. of Microbiology and Immunology
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

David H. Figurski, Ph.D.
Prof. of Microbiology
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University
New York, NY

Sally A. Fontecchio, R.N., B.S.N., C.I.C.
Director of Infection Control
Department of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, MA

Jack Froom, M.D.
Prof. of Family Medicine
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY

Marie J. George, M.D.
Assist. Prof. of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, MA

Kim Gerstadt, M.D.
Infectious Diseases Fellow
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, MA

Donald Goldmann, M.D.
Prof. of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Linda R. Gooding, Ph.D.
Prof. of Microbiology and Immunology
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Thomas C. Greenough, M.D.
Assist. Prof. of Medicine and Pediatrics
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, MA

John Imsande, Ph.D.
Prof. of Agronomy and Zoology and Genetics
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Henry D. Isenberg, Ph.D.
Chief Emeritus / Prof. of Pathology
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY

George A. Jacoby, M.D.
Head of Infectious Disease Section
Lahey Clinic
Burlington, MA

Joseph John, Jr., M.D.
Chief of Division of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ

Clarence Kado, Ph.D.
Prof. of Plant Pathology
Head of Davis Crown Gall Group
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Howard Kator, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. of Marine Science
Department of Environmental Sciences
College of William and Mary
Gloucester Point, VA

Ann Marie Kimball, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of Community Medicine
Co-chair Emerging Infections Workgroup
University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Seattle, WA

Beverly Klooster, Ph.D.
Prof. of Biology
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI

Barry Kreiswirth, Ph.D.
Director of Tuberculosis Center
Public Health Research Institute
New York, NY

Calvin Kunin, M.D.
Pomerene Prof. of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Kwan Kew Lai, M.D.
Assoc. Prof. of Medicine and Infectious Diseases
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, MA

Joyce C. Lashof, M.D.
Prof. Emerita
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Donald J. LeBlanc, Ph.D.
Prof. of Oral Biology
Indiana University School of Dentistry
Indianapolis, IN

Jay M. Lieberman, M.D.
Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Miller Children's Hospital
Long Beach, CA

Robert C. Moellering, Jr., M.D.
Department of Internal Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Eugene W. Nester, Ph.D.
Prof. of Microbiology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Richard P. Novick, M.D.
Prof. of Microbiology and Medicine
New York University Medical School
New York, NY

Sunil Palchaudhuri, Ph.D.
Prof. of Immunology and Microbiology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI

Jack L. Paradise, M.D.
Prof. of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Kathryn T. Presley, M.T.
Microbiology Supervisor
Clinical Laboratory
Shepherd Center
Atlanta, GA

Louis B. Rice, M.D.
Chief of Infectious Diseases Section
VA Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

W. Michael Scheld, M.D.
Prof. of Medicine and Neurosurgery
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
Charlottesville, VA

Alice L. Schroeder, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. of Genetics and Cell Biology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

James A. Shapiro, Ph.D.
Prof. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Richard P. Silver, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

Guenther Stotzky, Ph.D.
Prof. of Biology
New York University
New York, NY

Anne O. Summers, Ph.D.
Prof. of Microbiology
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

Donald J. Tipper, Ph.D.
Prof. of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA

Anne Vidaver, Ph.D.
Prof. and Head of Plant Pathology
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE

Elaine Winshell, Ph.D.
Dean of School of Theoretical and Applied Science
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Mahwah, NJ

Sidney Wolfe, M.D.
Executive Director
Public Citizen Health Research Group
Washington, DC

Alan T. Wortman, Ph.D.
Senior Group Leader
Molecular Biology Development and Manufacturing
Perkin-Elmer Applied Biosystems
Foster City, CA

Marcus Zervos, M.D.
Infectious Diseases Specialist
Department of Medicine
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI

American Medical Women's Association

American Nurses Association

Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Association of State and Territorial Public Health Laboratory Directors

Boston Women's Health Book Collective

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Child Health Foundation

National Consumers League

National Women's Health Network

People's Medical Society

Public Citizen Health Research Group

Public Voice for Food and Health Policy

5/28/98

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