Incentives, Disincentives for R&D of New Antimicrobial Drugs and Alternatives to Antibiotics for Food Animals

Dates:  March 17-18, 2016
Location:  Patriots Plaza III, Auditorium; 355 E St. SW, Washington, D.C.

Farm Foundation, NFP and USDA's Economic Research Service presented this two-day workshop to examine factors involved in creating incentives for research and development of new antimicrobial drugs and alternatives to antibiotics.

These included:

  • the market for animal pharmaceuticals
  • how to bring an alternative product to market
  • regulatory protocols required to bring products to market
  • regulations on use of antibiotics in food production
  • the overlap between human and animal antibiotic use and development