FDA and Antibiotics

FDA cannot withdraw approval of a new animal drug until the legally-mandated process is complete

FDA Denies Petition to Ban Certain AntibioticsIn its response to CSPI, the FDA cited the withdrawal of Diethylstilbestrol DES in 1979, which took a full seven years to complete, and the withdrawal of enrofloxacin in poultry, which took almost five years and cost FDA approximately $3.3 million.

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BY HELENA BOTTEMILLER | NOVEMBER 10, 2011

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