Monday, March 25, 2013

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Refresher: Don't Forget in Texas that the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Also Have Rules Specifically Dealing With Compounding Drugs

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Refresher: Don't Forget in Texas that the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Also Have Rules Specifically Dealing With Compounding Drugs

Breaking news Woburn compounding pharmacy issues recall of “sterile” products

Woburn compounding pharmacy issues recall of “sterile” products

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: CVM Updates March 16, 2013: FDA Statement on Comp...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: CVM Updates March 16, 2013: FDA Statement on Comp...: CVM Updates FDA Statement on Compounding of Pergolide Products for Animal Use

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Repost: AVDA--Has Detailed Handout on Veterinary ...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Repost: AVDA--Has Detailed Handout on Veterinary ...: Veterinary Compounding FDA permits compounding for veterinary patients. However, compounding can only occur under the requirements of th...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Compounding Pharmacies and Drug Shortages--Veterin...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Compounding Pharmacies and Drug Shortages--Veterin...: ou’ve probably heard of the outbreak of fungal meningitis in people caused by contaminated methylprednisolone acetate from a compounding ...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: American Veterinary Distributors Associations Annu...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: American Veterinary Distributors Associations Annu...: AVDA 2013 ANNUAL MEETING — Registration is OPEN! Each year animal health distributors and manufacturers and guests gather for AVDA's ...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Permalink to More governors and state legislatures issue veterinarian proclamations

Permalink to More governors and state legislatures issue veterinarian proclamations

Permalink to Euthanasia Guidelines: The Gas Chamber Debate

Permalink to Euthanasia Guidelines: The Gas Chamber Debate

Permalink to AVMA Now: Illegal Pharmacy Practices, Scope of Practice, and Guidelines on Euthanasia

Permalink to AVMA Now: Illegal Pharmacy Practices, Scope of Practice, and Guidelines on Euthanasia

Permalink to Protecting Veterinary Needs for Compounding

Permalink to Protecting Veterinary Needs for Compounding

Permalink to Congress Reintroduces the PUPS Act

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Veterinarian slain in Saginaw


by JOBIN PANICKER
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WFAA
Posted on March 9, 2013 at 6:27 PM
Updated today at 7:17 PM
FORT WORTH — A memorial service ended late Saturday afternoon for a veterinarian who was murdered in Saginaw on March 2.
Deidra Blackmon, 33, was shot and killed in her car after a dispute at a gas station parking lot.
Almost 800 people attended services for Blackmon at Heritage Church of Christ in Fort Worth. One woman described it as a lovely and solemn service that lasted about an hour.
The pastor read letters from the parents of the victim. Mourners said the presentation featured a touching video tribute; one called it a "perfect" service.
Blackmon is survived by her parents and brother.
Police said Blackmon was shot while driving in a car with two friends. An argument with two strangers in the parking lot of a Saginaw convenience store preceded the road rage violence one week ago.
Two people were arrested in connection with the crime.

Details on a fund established in Dr. Blackmon's honor can be found at the website of the Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas in Grapevine, where she worked.
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Friday, March 1, 2013

Treat a Veterinarian Prescription Exactly as You ...

Treat a Veterinarian Prescription Exactly as You ...: If you are filling veterinary prescriptions and you have questions or concerns about the drug prescribed, it is important to contact the ...

An FDA Seal Of Approval To Prevent Shortages?


By Ed Silverman
As concerns persist over prescription drug shortages, the FDA is looking for ways to perform a tricky balancing act – maintain a commitment to enforcement while encouraging manufacturing quality so shortages can be avoided. The problem, in particular, has involved sterile injectable medicines, since the production process can be vulnerable to contamination (see this). And remediation, of course, can lead to production slowdowns and shutdowns.
The shortages, as you may recall, have reverberated in different ways. Several US Senators say pricing by group purchasing organizations is to blame. Shortages have fed greater reliance on compound pharmacies, one of which caused the fungal meningitis outbreak. Cancer patients have been dying sooner. And the FDA, meanwhile, has been criticized for being overzealous (read herehere and here).
But the FDA believes it has identified a fundamental problem: the marketplace does not really recognize or reward quality. The folks who purchase injectables may discount quality issues and focus more on price, Janet Woodcock, who heads the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation Research and Marta Wosinka, director of economics staff at CDER, write in the latest issue of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
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Vetclick Calendar With Courses for Vets in UK

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February 27, 2013 United Pet Group Inc., Voluntarily Withdraws "Ultra Blend Gourmet Food for Parakeets," "eCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets," "eCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches," and "eCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels" Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination Salmonella

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Rebuttal to "Just Say No To (Unapproved) Drugs for...

Rebuttal to "Just Say No To (Unapproved) Drugs for...: by Sue Tuck Richmond Last night I posted an article entitled " Just Say Not to (Unapproved) Drugs for Horses."  Some might ques...

My Horse Daily Says to Just Say No

My Horse Daily Says to Just Say No: Just Say No to (Unapproved) Drugs for Your Horse February 28, 2013 The recent human meningitis outbreak, caused by the injection of ...

Why Your Horse Having a Blood Test Could Be a Good Idea


Why Your Horse Having a Blood Test Could Be a Good Idea

My Horse Daily - Thu, 02/28/2013 - 17:00

You can learn a lot about your horse’s health from one simple blood draw. | Photo courtesy of THIN Inc.
We humans think nothing of having our blood drawn once a year to have a “screen” of tests run in order to give us an accurate account of where some of our important baseline “numbers” stand. In fact, we often look forward with anticipation (or maybe dread) to knowing what our cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, or other levels are at that time, and seeing how they have changed for better or worse since our last tests.
Did you know the same type of testing is available for your horse?
With advances in equine laboratory testing, you now can have—and should have–a general health profile chemistry panel and a complete blood count (CBC) run on your horses annually. These are the equine versions of what you get with your annual checkup and blood test.
Best of all, the equine blood tests can be done with that one blood sample your equine veterinarian draws for your annual Coggins test.
All equine veterinarians have access to the blood analysis systems used for this equine general health profile. Some veterinarians own the equipment needed to analyze these blood parameters right in their clinic or hospital. Other veterinarians use local or national laboratories to have blood chemistry profiles run on their patients. Either way, the results are back quickly.
Whether your horse is a backyard buddy or a high-level competitive athlete, there is value in knowing what his baseline numbers are in order to catch any abnormalities early, to monitor levels that are outside normal boundaries, and to protect your horse and the horses he comes in contact with (which is why you have a Coggins test run each year to detect the presence of equine infectious anemia, or EIA).
Ask your veterinarian about expanding the knowledge of your horse’s baseline health with the use of equine blood tests.
-Article by Kimberly S. Brown, THINInc.com
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