Monday, 11 August 2014

Antimicrobial resistance

European Medicines Agency releases draft advice on the impact on public health and animal health of the use of antibiotics in animals

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published draft recommendations today in response to a request from the European Commission related to the impact on public health and animal health of the use of antibiotics in animals.

The European Commission made this four-part request for advice in April 2013 as part of its action plan against the rising threats from antimicrobial resistance(AMR). The emergence and steady increase in the occurrence of bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics has become a global public-health threat due to the lack of therapeutic options to treat certain infections in man.

Foe details see EMA

Posted by Tim Sandle