The main consumer-driven healthcare sectors in the U.S. include telemedicine, retail clinics, and urgent care. ARAC is working with key stakeholders in the urgent care sector, together with academic and governmental partners, to address challenges to improve antibiotic stewardship.
Eight of the 12 largest U.S. supermarket companies, including Walmart and Trader Joe’s, received an “F” on a new report card grading corporate policies regarding antibiotic usage in their private label meat and poultry supplies. Superbugs in Stock was released Oct. 13, 2022.
Many consumers choose higher-priced steaks, burgers and other beef products from cattle that have been raised without antibiotics. The USDA approves meat labels with claims such as ‘‘Raised without Antibiotics’, but how confident can shoppers be that they are, in fact, getting what they paid for?