This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
FDA, CDC and NIH will host public meeting Sept. 26 in San Diego, Calif. to solicit comments on development of Public Health Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance. Discussion will center on second part of the action plan (global issues). Agencies held a meeting in June to discuss surveillance, prevention and control, research and product development. Evaluation of benefits and risks of antimicrobials in consumer products such as soap were included in action plan unveiled by HHS in 2001 (1"The Rose Sheet" Jan. 22, 2001, In Brief)...
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