FarmPolicy

August 17, 2019

Policy Issues; Ag Economy; and, Political Notes

Policy Issues

Tennille Tracy and Thomas M. Burton reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “The White House unveiled new measures on Thursday to try to preserve the effectiveness of infection-fighting drugs as strains of bacteria become increasingly resistant to the existing arsenal of antibiotics.

“The moves signal a growing concern over drug-resistant infections, which are linked to two million illnesses and 23,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some infections are almost entirely untreatable because the appropriate antibiotics have been rendered powerless.”

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