Below is our archive of previously issued Letters, Statements and Press Releases from Keep Antibiotics Working:
August 28, 2019: Letter from fifty organizations seeking more action from FDA on antibiotics.
March 4, 2019: KAW letter to CDC requesting improved communication around resistant foodborne illness outbreaks.
February 5, 2019: Letter from over 150 medical professionals urging the FDA to eliminate the over-the-counter use of the last resort drugs polymyxins.
January 19, 2019: KAW comments opposing the approval of the antibiotic streptomycin to prevent disease in citrus trees.
October 15, 2018: KAW letter to FDA’s Science Board asking for improvements in the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System.
September 17, 2018: KAW letter to FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine with suggestions on methods for adjusting antibiotic sales data based on animal biomass.
September 13, 2018: KAW members request FDA to adjust antibiotic sales data based on animal biomass.
May 24, 2018: US PIRG, Consumers Union, and FACT petition McDonald's to reduce antibiotics in their beef supply, delivering more than 160,000 petitions.
February 23, 2018: KAW members request for public health protections in re-authorization of fee program for animal drugs
December 15, 2017: KAW members request the USDA to not reduce or eliminate funding that addresses antibiotic resistance
December 15, 2017: KAW members request pharmaceutical company Zoetis to voluntarily withdraw the FDA's approval for drug use in food animals that contain drugs in the polymyxin class
December 7, 2017: KAW responds to 2016 antibiotic sales data that shows first decrease to the food animal industry since 2009
November 15, 2017: KAW members support WHO Guidelines as appropriate response to global human health threat
November 7, 2017: Food Animal Concerns Trust's Steven Roach reacts to the WHO Antibiotic Guidelines
September 27, 2017: Chain Reaction III Report: More Than Half of Top 25 Restaurant Chains Commit to Responsible Antibiotics Use in Chicken, But Progress on Beef and Pork Still Lags
August 25, 2017: KAW Statement by Steven Roach on McDonald's Global Vision to reduce antibiotic use in chicken products
August 24, 2017: Consumers Union praises McDonald’s plan to limit antibiotics used by its global chicken and beef suppliers
August 24, 2017: Center for Food Safety: McDonald’s Shares its Vision for Global Phase-out of Critical Antibiotics
August 23, 2017: NRDC: McDonald’s New Antibiotics Plans A Step in Right Direction
August 23, 2017: U.S. PIRG: McDonald’s Changes Meat Supply Guidelines to Stem Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
December 5, 2016: Superbugs resistant to carbapenbems found for first time in US Swine
September 20, 2016: New Antibiotics Scorecard: Restaurant Chains Restricting Use in Chicken Doubled in 2016
May 9, 2016: KAW's Letter to FDA on Monitoring the Sale and Use of Agriculture Antibiotics
December 10, 2015: KAW's Statement on FDA's 2014 ADUFA Data
September 25, 2015: White House Report Card on Addressing Antibiotic Use
September 15, 2015: Scorecard Statement on Restaurant Chains and Antibiotics
September 1, 2015: Groups Respond to Subway on Antibiotics
June 2, 2015: KAW's Statement on the VFD and White House Summit
May 22, 2015: KAW's Statement on Walmart's new antibiotic policy
May 19, 2015: KAW's Statement on the reintroduction of the DATA Act
April 28, 2015: KAW's Statement on Tyson's Antibiotic Use Plan
March 26, 2015: KAW Statement on the President's Antibiotic Plan
March 5, 2015: KAW Applauds McDonald's New Antibiotics Policy on Poultry
September 18, 2014: KAW Disappointed in Long Awaited Antibiotics Report from President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
July 24, 2014: FDA Not Required to Ban Industry Misuse of Antibiotics in Food Animals, Appeals Court Rules
June 30, 2014: KAW Applauds American Medical Association for Adopting more Stringent Policy on Reducing Antibiotics in Food Animals
May 22, 2014: Global action on antibiotics urged by new global civil society coalition
March 26, 2014: KAW responds to updated Guidance Document 213
March 14, 2014: KAW Applauds Senator Elizabeth Warren
December 11, 2013: KAW Disappointed in FDA’S Long-Delayed Guidance 213
October 10, 2013: In Face of Major Drug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak, KAW Calls on Obama Administration and Congress to Address Crisis of Antibiotic Resistance
September 16, 2013: KAW Applauds CDC Recommendations to Help Curb Growing Problem of Antibiotic Resistance
June 27, 2013: KAW Hails Introduction Of Vital Legislation To Protect Antibiotics And Our Health
May 22, 2013: KAW Applauds Senate Farm Bill Amendment to Increase USDA Research into Antibiotic Use on Farms
May 9, 2013: KAW Hails Introduction of Senate Legislation Aimed at Improving Transparency in Public Reporting of Antibiotics Used in Farm Animals
March 20, 2013: Keep Antibiotics Working Faults Senate Panel For Rejecting New Transparency Measures On Animal Drug Sales
March 14, 2013: Keep Antibiotics Working Hails Reintroduction of Vital Antibiotics Protection Legislation
February 6, 2013: New FDA Data Show Continued High Level Of Antibiotics Use On Farms