Groups Call for More Funding To Combat Superbugs
A group of food companies and other organizations are calling on Congress to provide FDA and USDA with sufficient funding to combat superbugs. Several food companies and other organizations called for the funding in a letter sent to Reps. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) and Sam Farr (D-Calif.) and Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.). The lawmakers head the House and Senate appropriations subcommittees that have authority over FDA. The organizations wrote, "We are deeply concerned that the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance ... puts many people at risk for serious and life-threatening infections with few or no treatment options."
- "McDonald's, Wal-Mart Push for More Funding To Fight Superbugs" (Wheeler, The Hill, 11/16).