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Drug makers agree to curb antibiotic use for farm animals

Clip: 03/30/2014 | 3m 30s

Scientists point to the amount of antibiotics in livestock as one of the causes of the rise of antibiotic resistant diseases. On Wednesday a number of pharmaceutical companies agreed to abide by a government proposal to stop labeling drugs important for treating human infections as acceptable antibiotics to spur farm animal growth. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with NPR correspondent Dan Charles.

Aired: 03/30/14

Rating: NR

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