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Regulating antibiotics in animals

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Air date: February 2, 2014

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Interview: Stuart Levy, M.D., professor of molecular biology and microbiology, Tufts University School of Medicine; director, The Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance.



HoThe Food and Drug Administration announced its plans to decrease the use of antibiotics in animals raised primarily for meat. According to the FDA, antibiotic-resistant bacteria are beginning to develop and have the potential to be transmitted from meat to humans.