Social Affairs – February 12, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Social Affairs – February 12, 2014

The committee continues its study on the unintended consequences from the use of prescription pharmaceuticals in Canada. The Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance’s Dr. Philippe Lagacé-Wiens, a medical microbiologist at the University of Manitoba, discusses the public health issue of antibiotic resistance and overuse. The senators also hear from the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics’ Dr. Scott McEwan, a professor at the University of Guelph, who speaks on antibiotic use in animal agriculture and its implications on human health. (February 12, 2014)