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Acta Médica Costarricense

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CHACON-CORDERO, Arturo. Biolaw and antimicrobial resistance in Costa Rica. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2022, vol.64, n.3, pp.31-37. ISSN 0001-6002.

Antimicrobial resistance represents a danger to human health since it jeopardizes the clinical value of these drugs for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. This multisectoral phenomenon requires immediate action, which is why the World Health Organization has urged member countries to adopt action plans against antimicrobial resistance, however, it is necessary to implement a binding legal framework for the regulation of the use of antimicrobials, especially in the sectors with the highest consumption. The formulation of legislation that ensures the prudent use of these drugs in the animal production industry is possible from biolaw. In this way, this article seeks to propose regulations for the optimization of antimicrobials in the livestock sector based on international law. The effectiveness of antimicrobials was found to be an intrinsic common good in the right to human health. The protection of this right, as well as different international declarations, support the regulation of antimicrobials. In the livestock sector, it is urgent to implement binding measures to reduce the use, especially of those categorized as critically important for human health.

Palavras-chave : Drug resistance microbial; legislation & jurisprudence; health; human rights; Legislation; Veterinary. Fuente MeSH..

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