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FDA releases annual antimicrobial use report

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has published the 2022 Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animals. This year’s data show that domestic sales and distribution of medically important antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals increased by four percent between 2021 and 2022. Compared to 2015, the peak year of sales, 2022 sales were down 36%.

FDA said sales volume may fluctuate over time in response to various factors, including changing animal health needs or changes in animal…

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