Keep Antibiotics Working (KAW), a national coalition of health advocacy groups, welcomed the reintroduction of a bill on March 17 that would help combat the antibiotic-resistance crisis by targeting the overuse of antibiotics important to human medicine in animal agriculture, according to an article on www.MarketWatch.com.

The legislation, The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, (PAMTA) was introduced in the House by Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY).

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The re-introduction of the bill builds on the momentum from last year's Congressional decision to enact a data collection provision in the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA), as well as the enactment of an antibiotic resistance research provision into the farm bill.