The White House has released a plan to combat antibiotic resistance. Frontline details it here. I am happy to see increased funding for research and incentives for new antibiotic R&D. However I am as angry as I am unsurprised to see that they are happy to put the screws to docs while being essentially hands-off with Agriculture. Yes, doctors should be stewards of antibiotics, but to claim that and to be ramping-up government focus on patient satisfaction is to speak out of both sides of your mouth. Furthermore, there is evidence that livestock use of antibiotics is a greater source of resistance than healthcare-related uses. But of course, Washington doesn't want to step on Big Agriculture's toes. Maybe I should write my senator, maybe I should write the president, but all I really wanna do is [face palm].