Below are statements from the FDA regarding antibiotics:
- All uses of antibiotics can lead to resistance. That’s why it’s important to use antibiotics only when necessary.
- FDA is taking steps to address antibiotic resistance by encouraging the development of new antibiotics to treat patients, and by working to phase out the use of antibiotics for so-called “production” – growth promotion and feed efficiency in animal agriculture.
- Consumers can help protect themselves by taking antibiotics only when necessary and prescribed by a health-care provider, and by practicing good kitchen hygiene.
For more information, read FDA: Fighting the Impact of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.