Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act (PARA) of 2015

(S. 621)

The legislation amends the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safety and effectiveness of important human antimicrobials when used to prevent and control food animal diseases, in order to minimize the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Status: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced S. 621 on March 2, 2015, and it was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
AVMA Position: Under Review
Primary Contact: Dr. Ashley Morgan