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Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA)
Transcript of Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA)
sulfonamide Ban on non-therapeutic use Applications for new animal drugs that are
critical for human medicine must
demonstrate "reasonably certainty of no harm" “It is generally concluded that commercial livestock production
in the United States, especially confinement production,
would be virtually impossible without antimicrobial drugs”
– USDA Ag. Info Bulletin #766 2001 Opposition:
American Veterinary Medical Association
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
National Chicken Council
National Pork Producers Council
National Milk Producers Federation
National Turkey Federation
National Meat Association
Union of Concerned Scientists
Pew Charitable Trusts
Animal rights activists
Applegate Farms President
over here; eu slide (not finalized) Antibiotic Use and Resistance Among Animals and Humans An overview of the different ways that
antibiotics are used in meat production Anna Rossinoff,
Congressional staff for
Collin Peterson (D-MN),
Chairman, House Committee on Agriculture Why we are before you today Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA)
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
FDA will deny new drug applications unless proof is provided that the development of antimicrobial resistance will not harm human health. Presentation outline
Overview of how antibiotics are used in livestock, how resistance develops in animal and humans
Conclude with specific recommendations on this legislation
Definitions Antimicrobial: "Drugs with activity against a variety of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites"
The broader term antimicrobial encompasses antibiotics Antibiotic: medicine designed to kill or slow the growth of bacteria and some fungi. Commonly used to fight bacterial infections but cannot fight against infections caused by viruses.