more antibiotics please and thank you very much

The FDA tells us that sales of antibiotics for use in livestock rose by 23% over the six year period from 2009 to 2014.

The American Health Institute represents drug companies¬†such as Merck and Eli Lilly. Ron Phillips, a spokesman for the institute says reassuringly,¬†“Sales does not equal use and use is not the same thing as resistance.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-fda-antibiotics-livestock-idUSKBN0TU00P20151211