The U.S. and EU Animal Pharmaceutical Industries in the Age of Antibiotic Resistance

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Antibiotic drugs are a lifesaving technology widely used in human and veterinary medicine. However, the use of antibiotic drugs also creates selective evolutionary pressures that can spawn microbes and genes resistant to the drugs. Antimicrobial resistance has become an important global human health concern, with widespread public and private initiatives aimed at managing resistance.

 

 

Animal pharma has been pivotal in driving agricultural productivity growth worldwide. However, the industry faces new challenges with the growth of concern over antimicrobial resistance. The demand for animal pharma products, the development of new products, and the regulatory environment are all affected by antimicrobial resistance concerns.

Here is a summary of the report:

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/93179/err_264_summary.pdf?v=1804.9

For the full report, click here:

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/93179/err-264.pdf?v=1804.9

 

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