Animal drug makers edit labeling of antibiotics

|By:, SA News Editor

The FDA reports that 25 of 26 animal drug manufacturers have voluntarily agreed to remove labeling for "growth promotion" in response to the agency's December guidance.

The firms represent 99% of industry sales.

The change will be implemented over the next 3 years.

Antibiotics may still be used to treat, control and prevent disease but must be administered with a veterinarian's oversight.

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