Thursday, February 22, 2018

Bill would remove veterinarians from opioid monitoring law

CT Post-Feb 19, 2018
Department of Health and Human Services Chief Health Officer Christopher Pezzullo said the bill would make it harder to reduce the misuse, abuse and diversion of prescription drugs. In 2016, 378 Mainers died from drug overdoses. But Amanda Bisol of the Maine Veterinary Medical Association called for increased 

Human Drugs For Veterinary Use Industry Size, Share, Trends ...

openPR (press release)-6 hours ago
Publisher's latest report, ""Human Drugs For Veterinary Use - Current Trends and Future Commercial Prospects for Crossover Drugs"", discusses global commercial trends and prospects for human medicines applied in the veterinary setting, also called crossover drugs. A wide range of human drugscontinue to be applied .

DA Warning: Euthanasia Drug Found in Wet Dog Food

WebMD-Feb 15, 2018
Feb. 16, 2018 -- The FDA on Friday warned pet owners that several popular brands of dog food has been found to include small amounts of a drug used to euthanize animals. The agency says it is investigating how pentobarbital wound up in certain shipments of Gravy Train, Kibbles 'N Bits, Ol' Roy, and Skippy canned wet ...

Senate committee looks to advance ADUFA reauthorization

Feedstuffs-Feb 20, 2018
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions conducted a hearing on the reauthorization of the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) and the Animal Generic Drug User Fee Agreements (AGDUFA). Set to expire in October, both grant the U.S. Food & Drug Administration permission to collect fees from the .

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Traditional vs Clean Meat: Cattlemen Ring the Bell for Round 1 Posted: 14 Feb 2018 08:11 PM PST By RiĆ«tte van Laack —

Current Animal Food GRAS Notices Inventory

"GRAS" is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe. Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act), any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive, that is subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use, or unless the use of the substance is otherwise excluded from the definition of a food additive.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

FDA Investigates Pattern of Contamination in Certain Raw Pet Foods Made by Arrow Reliance Inc., Including Darwin’s Natural Pet Products and ZooLogics Pet Food

  • The FDA is alerting pet owners to a history of four recalls of and multiple complaints associated with Darwin’s Natural and ZooLogics pet foods, manufactured by Arrow Reliance Inc., dba Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, over the period from October 17, 2016 to February 10, 2018. In each instance, the company recalled these products after being alerted to positive findings of Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes in samples of their raw pet food products.
  • In its most recent recall, on February 10, 2018, Arrow Reliance/Darwin’s Natural recalled ZooLogics Duck with Vegetable Meals for Dogs (Lot #41957) and ZooLogics Chicken with Vegetable Meals for Dogs (Lot #41567) because the products may be contaminated withSalmonella and therefore have the potential to cause salmonellosis in humans and animals. The company states that it only sells its products online through direct-to-consumer sales.
  • The FDA has investigated six complaints of illness and death in animals that have eaten the recalled products.
  • Arrow Reliance/Darwin’s Natural has notified its customers directly of the recalls, but has so far not issued any public notification announcing this or any of the previous recalls.
  • This issue is of particular public health importance because Salmonella can make both people and animals sick.
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The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: FDA Proposes to Require Electronic Submission of C...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: FDA Proposes to Require Electronic Submission of C...: The U.S Food and Drug Administration today proposed a rule to require animal drug sponsors to submit to the agency certain adverse dru...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Alta View Animal Hospital owner faces new state charges-including acting as a pharmacy by compounding drugs

Alta View Animal Hospital owner faces new state charges

Mountain View Voice-4 hours ago
... Ghumman and Alta View were negligent in their care of animals and engaged in unprofessional conduct that includes: failure to provide humane treatment; false advertising; acting as a pharmacy by compounding drugs; negligence and incompetence in administering medication; and numerous record-keeping violations.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Misconceptions around horse supplements identified by researchers

Horsetalk-4 hours ago
The study team also found major misconceptions among horse owners over perceived testing and approval of equine supplements. University of Glasgow researcher Jo-Anne Murray and colleagues set out learn more about horse owners' use and perceptions of equine dietary supplements in the Irish equestrian industry.