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Food / Livestock and Antibiotics #976526

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 16, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Concern that feeding antibiotics to healthy animals is creating drug-resistant strains of bacteria that can spread to humans examined; scenes shown from Congressional hearings on the practice. [Hog farmer Dave KRONLAGE††- says you give it to them because you want them to be healthy.] [Animal Health Institute Dr. Richard CARNEVALE†- says these products have been proven safe by the FDA.] [Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics Dr. Stuart LEVY†- cites findings of a study on chickens.] [Hog farmer Russell KREMER†- comments on having a drug-resistant illness.] [Pew Charitable Trusts Shelley HEARNE†- lists drugs that are routinely used.] NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.
Couric, Katie

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