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Bills would help curb growing crisis over antibiotics
The Almanac

Good news hails from Sacramento in the form of two bills successfully sponsored by Sen. Jerry Hill. Both are important first steps in reining in the overuse of antibiotics in an effort to control the growing health crisis that results from that excess; the bills now are headed for the governor’s desk after approval with no opposition in both the Senate and the Assembly.

SB 835 takes aim at the widespread practice of using antibiotics in farm animals solely for the purpose of fattening them for market.