WASHINGTON (July 14, 2021) -- Most top restaurant chains in the United States have failed to adopt policies to stop the overuse of antibiotics by their beef suppliers, according to the sixth annual Chain Reaction scorecard released today by six major consumer, public health and environmental organizations. One notable exception is Wendy’s, which announced a new policy this spring to end all routine use of medically important antibiotics in the company’s beef supplies by 2030.
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A team of Milken Institute School of Public Health researchers, led by ARAC's Chief Medical Officer Cindy Liu, ensure George Washington University’s COVID-19 testing provides rapid, consistent and accurate results.
Hand sanitizer has become a scarce commodity as Covid-19 circles the world. A quick search on Amazon’s US site reveals that even the e-commerce giant is completely out of stock of the instant disinfectant, aside from a few third-party sellers. Our director comments on this story.
The Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC) at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health has launched the website AntibioticsandYou.org. The website aims to be a helpful resource during the heart of the cold and flu season – a time when antibiotics are in high demand by patients even though neither condition responds to antibiotics.
On January 5, our director Dr. Lance B. Price was featured in a segment on 60 Minutes discussing the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in food animal production and how this issue impacts human health.