Illinois PIRG, Consumers Union and local Northwestern and U of Chicago doctors will release a new Consumer Reports poll that points to overwhelming concern from doctors around the common meat industry practice of feeding antibiotics to healthy animals.
A press conference will be held Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrenâ€™s Hospital, First Floor, 225 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, at 10:00 A.M. with:
1.Â Â Â Â Sameer Patel, MD MPH
Lurie Children’s Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Director
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Assistant Professor
2.Â Â Â Â Susan Boyle-Vavra, PhD
University of Chicago MRSA Research Center, Director
Associate Professor, University of Chicago
3.Â Â Â Â Michael Hansen, PhD
Senior Staff Scientist, Consumers Union
4.Â Â Â Â Dev Gowda, JD
Campaign Director, Illinois PIRGâ€™s End the Misuse of Antibiotics Campaign
Visuals: Local doctors in white coats; petition signatures of 7,000 health professionals to Obama administration
Illinois Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) is a statewide consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.