Ore. livestock antibiotics legislation won’t advance

A bill restricting antibiotic usage in livestock has died in the Senate Health Care Committee.

SALEM — A bill restricting antibiotic usage in Oregon’s livestock industry has died despite objections from critics who claim federal controls insufficiently limit usage of the drugs.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has worked with pharmaceutical companies to change antibiotic labels to disallow uses aimed at livestock growth promotion.

However, critics such as the …

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