Entries by Ron Phillips

CDC Antibiotic Threat Report: Progress Made, More Needed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its updated Antibiotic Resistance Threat Report, an update of the original report released in 2013. Antibiotic resistance is a One Health issue:  It affects people, animals and the environment, and professionals in each of these disciplines must join in common effort to address the threat.  […]

Animal Health Industry Working with FDA on Judicious Use of Antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) today published draft Guidance for Industry #263 outlining a process for animal health companies to make label changes to bring all medically important antibiotics used in food animals under veterinary supervision. The animal health industry and CVM worked cooperatively to implement previous Guidance for […]

AHI Joins Groups in Supporting One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance

The Animal Health Institute joined health care providers, scientists, patient and public health advocates in sending a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Azar in support of efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance. In calling for “well-coordinated efforts across human health, animal health and the environment,” the letter recognizes the value of a One […]

Owning a dog can help your heart, study finds

Every day, the dogs need a walk. Every day, they’re helping their owners’ hearts in more ways than one. According to a new study published by Mayo Clinic, people who own pets, but especially dogs, are more likely to have better heart health. Continue reading at GMA Photo credit: Ryan J. Lane, Getty Images