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Healthy Poultry = Sick Humans?
The FDA Wants To Ban Drug That Keeps Chickens, Turkeys
FDA Worried About Drug's Effect On People Who Eat
Drug Makers Say They Will Protest Because They Don't See A
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2000
(CBS) What's good for poultry is not so good for
That's the Food and Drug Administration's conclusion Friday as
it calls for a ban on antibiotics widely used to keep
the nation's chickens and turkeys healthy.
Government Proposes a Ban on Two Antibiotics Used in Poultry
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ASHINGTON, Oct. 28 — The government proposes to ban two
antibiotics given to poultry, citing evidence that their use is
causing people to become ill from drug-resistant bacteria.
Abbott Laboratories of North Chicago, Ill., one maker, will
withdraw its drug, but the Bayer Corporation of Pittsburgh, which
dominates the market, says it may challenge the ban.
The Food and Drug Administration says the drugs, known as
fluoroquinolones, are a "significant cause" of human infections
by resistant camplyobacter bacteria, contracted primarily by
Camplyobacter causes about 1.8 million illnesses a year, 190,000
of them treated with antibiotics. About 11,000 of those this year
will involve drug-resistant bacteria, up from 9,000 last year,
Steve Sunlof, director of the F.D.A.'s Center for Veterinary
Medicine, said on Friday.