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The FDA Allows Sale of ‘High Risk’ Antibiotics for Livestock, Report Says, by Andrew Martin, Bloomberg Businessweek

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There are hyperlinks throughout the article to additional blog posts that shed more light on the world-wide scope of this situation. -CCE

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration review of 30 antibiotics used in livestock found that more than half posed a significant risk of exposing humans to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Despite the review, which occurred from 2001 to 2010, the federal agency allowed the drugs—used as additives in animal feed and water—to remain on the market, according to a report released on Monday by the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group that based its findings on internal documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.