New Poll Reveals Overwhelming Majority of Doctors Concerned About Antibiotics Use on Healthy Animals

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 Children’s Hospital, First Floor, 225 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, at 10:00 A.M. with:

1.     Sameer Patel, MD MPH

Lurie Children’s Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Director

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Assistant Professor

2.     Susan Boyle-Vavra, PhD

University of Chicago MRSA Research Center, Director

Associate Professor, University of Chicago

3.     Michael Hansen, PhD

Senior Staff Scientist, Consumers Union

4.     Dev Gowda, JD

Campaign Director, Illinois PIRG’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.