A roadblock for livestock drug that boosts weight

Efforts by drugmaker Merck to re-introduce its growth-promoting drug Zilmax to the market are “stuck in a kind of veterinary purgatory,” says the NPR blog The Salt. Merck suspended sales in August 2013 amid reports that some cattle treated with Zilmax had difficulty standing or walking. Merck unveiled new procedures for the drug last fall. “But… » Read More

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