The U.S. House of Representatives hearing entitled "Antibiotic Resistance and the Use of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture" will be held on July 14 at 2 p.m. in Washington, D.C. It will be the third in a series of hearings held by the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health to study antibiotic resistance.
Observers expect that the subcommittee will begin to draft legislation at the conclusion of the series of hearings. The subcommittee is looking at a comprehensive solution to reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics in both human and animal use and at ways to increase incentives for drug manufacturers to hasten the development of new classes of antibiotics which do not yet have resistance problems.
The witness list for the hearing is expected to be announced next week. The hearing will be held in the Rayburn House Office Building.
Reprinted in part from Feedstuff