Scientists agree that the misuse of antibiotics is contributing to the rise of antibiotic-resistant human diseases. Patients suffer through longer illnesses and higher medical costs, and doctors are left with a dwindling arsenal of drugs to fight disease. UCS and other groups are working to protect the important role antibiotics play in medicine.
There are two complimentary bill in Congress that would target the antibiotics unnecessarily used in livestock feed that have the most potential to hurt public health. Please write to your representatives today and ask them to support the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act.