Friday, March 9, 2018

FDA Issues Guidance on Proprietary Names for New Animal Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued draft guidance to provide recommendations to assist sponsors in developing proprietary names for new animal drugs in order to avoid contributing to medication errors, negatively impacting safe use of the drug, or misbranding the drug.

Draft Guidance for Industry #240, entitled "Proprietary Names for New Animal Drugs," proposes a framework for evaluating proposed proprietary names before submitting them for review by the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. The draft guidance also explains how new animal drug sponsors can request agency evaluation of a proposed proprietary name.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Latest: Libel suit threatened in horse doping case

Bryan-College Station Eagle-16 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, letters spell out Meadowlands over top the new grandstand at the race track in East Rutherford, N.J. The CEO of Meadowlands, Jeff Gural, has been among the leaders in harness racing in trying to curb doping. Meadowlands revealed that Tag Up and Go had tested positive for EPO in 

Bettor sues harness-racing trainer for loss linked to doping hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) An aggrieved harness-racing bettor has gone to court to recoup more than $31,000 in winnings he said he was cheated out of when a doped horse won a race in New Jersey two years ago. Leading figures in harness racing said they had never before heard of such a lawsuit, which accuses the trainer of ...

Friday, March 2, 2018

Sessions Announces Task Force, Throws Support Behind Opioid ... hours ago
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the formation of a federal task force that will target opioid manufacturers and distributors that have contributed to the opioidepidemic through unscrupulous practices, at the same time that he announced the Department of Justice's support for lawsuits against opioid manufacturers.

KY3 goes one-on-one with White House's Kellyanne Conway about ...

KY3-22 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House hosted a summit to highlight Trump administration efforts to combat the opioid crisis. First lady Melania Trump opened Thursday's event in the White House East Room. Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, moderated a two-hour discussion featuring officials ...
Trump suggests strong drug crackdown
Arkansas Online-18 hours ago

Opioid Bill With Prescription Limits Passes House

WLRN-14 hours ago
Opioid Bill With Prescription Limits Passes House. By Regan ... She's glad to see a measure moving through the legislature that aims to curb opioid abuse. The House version ensures doctors and pharmacies use the PDMP or Prescription Drug Monitoring Program database before prescribing or dispensing an opioid.

Federal government may join Nashville in opioids lawsuit against ...

The Tennessean-4 hours ago
The unprecedented move follows announcements by the Department of Justice and President Donald Trump earlier this week about cracking down on those responsible for fueling the nation's opioid crisis. This week, Rutherford, Sumner and Scott counties became the latest to join a federal lawsuit against scores of drug 

Justice's opioid bill heads to full WV House for final vote

Charleston Gazette-Mail-3 hours ago
Jim Justice's bill to combat the opioid epidemic Friday, after revising a provision that aimed to block people from having prescriptions for pain pills filled at multiple pharmacies. The House Judiciary Committee voted to send the legislation (SB 273) to the House floor. The Senate has already approved the bill. The legislation ...

Former medical examiner, 7 others indicted in accused opioid ...

FOX 5 Atlanta-6 hours ago
Federal prosecutors announced the indictment of eight people Thursday, including a well-known former medical examiner in several metro Atlanta counties, as part of an alleged opioid ring. At a news conference, prosecutors said Dr. Joe Burton was at the center of the opioid ring by writing prescriptions for powerful pain ...

Sen. Cantwell's Bill Tightens Regulations for Opioid Manufacturers

Nisqually Valley News-6 hours ago
After introducing a bill that punishes opioid manufactures who fail to report suspicious drug orders, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, is taking a tour around the state to discuss the bill and the impact of the opioid epidemic in local communities. Known as the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery A