Friday, May 31, 2013
Question of the Day: May 31, 2013 Wouldn't It Be a Great Idea for the FDA to Create a Veterinary Compounding Advisory Subcommittee or Even Have Its Own Committee? Especially in light of Congress Calling for a Study of this Industry.
The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Lowlite/Olympia Has Recently Been Sued--Dr. Mark W...: filed April 30, 2013, Case Number 3:2013cv03126. Here is docket summary. Will post copy of complaint soon. Date Filed # Docket Text 04/3...
The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: COMPLAINT IN DR. MARK W. STURDY d/b/a )ROCHESTER ...: The Complaint alleges that Lowlite/Olympia violated plaintiff's (a class action-too numerous to name) rights in sending or causing the...
The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Who Will Be the Compounding Pharmacy Exhibitors At...: 6/12/2013 - 6/16/2013 Sun & Fun Veterinary Conference 6/20/2013 - 6/23/2013 PACVET Conference 6/27/2013 - 6/30/2013 North Carolina VM...
Friday, May 24, 2013
The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Bill would give veterinarians OK to carry controll...: Lawmakers propose amending the Controlled Substance Act of 1970 to permit veterinarians to freely transport the drugs they need to euthan...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
By: Gina Luke, assistant director, Governmental Relations Division
The Committees on Agriculture in both chambers of Congress marked up draft versions of the Farm Bill the week of May 13 and included several provisions of importance to veterinary medicine. The Farm Bill, which is set to expire Sept. 30, will cost almost $100 billion annually over five years and would set national policy for farm subsidies, rural programs and food aid.
The Farm Bill will extend some programs, modify others and establish new programs for five years. The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee approved its bill—S. 954, Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013—by a vote of 15-5, and the House Agriculture Committee passed its bill—H.R. 1949, Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013—by a vote of 36-10.
AVMA saw several of its top priorities included in the legislation, which are outlined in the attached chart. Both versions of the Farm Bill include:
- provisions to establish funding for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network and
Veterinary ServicesGrant Program.
- extensions for the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank and the Animal Health and Disease Research Formula Funds.
- amendments to the
Animal Welfare Act, which will prohibit people from knowingly attending, or causing a minor to attend, an animal fight (see related article).
The Senate’s version of the Farm Bill also includes a provision to establish a Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. The House version adds a priority area of research that will be eligible for competitive
grant fundingwithin the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Institute. The research will focus on the safe and effective applications of animal drugs for minor species and the minor uses of these drugs within major species.
The next step in the legislative process is for the each chamber of Congress to consider the bills put forward by their respective bodies. This process may begin as soon as May 20 in the Senate, and possibly the week of June 10 in the House.
Once each chamber passes its bill, a conference committee will convene to iron out the differences between the two bills. Each conference committee will have an onerous task, since the House version cuts $4 billion a year from food aid and farm spending, including $2.5 billion a year from the food stamp program, whereas, the Senate version cuts $2.4 billion from these areas. The committee’s ability to resolve their differences will be essential to passing the final legislation, which lawmakers have attempted to push through Congress for three years in a row.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
- May 20-23, 20132013 Biennial Symposium and Joint AAVPT/CVM Workshop on Animal Drugs in Feed
- July 24, 2013GADA Mid-Year Member Meeting - Gaithersburg, MD
- July 25, 2013GADA - CVM Quarterly Meeting
- October 24, 2013GADA - CVM Quarterly Meeting
The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Sun & Fun Veterinary Conference 6/12/2013 - 6/16/...: MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE
I have posed this question before in a different manner, and kudos to all those states boards of pharmacy who have been adding consumers, doctors, etc to their state boards of pharmacy. I am not aware of any veterinarians who sit on these boards. Readers correct me if I am wrong and you know a veterinarian who sits on a state board of pharmacy. But with one of the greatest stakes in compounding medications and drugs, I would think these folks would want and need a voice on the state boards of pharmacy.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Sterility Concerns With Manufactured Vet Drug--Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts Bimeda Inc. on Behalf of Manufacturer Bimeda-MTC Animal Health Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Sterile Solutions Due to Concerns Regarding Sterility and Possible Health Risk
Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts Bimeda Inc. on Behalf of Manufacturer Bimeda-MTC Animal Health Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Sterile Solutions Due to Concerns Regarding Sterility and Possible Health Risk
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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Friday, May 3, 2013
The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: HORSE HEALTH Choosing Joint Health Products May 2,...: From AQHA Corporate Partner Adequan When a horse or companion animal becomes sick or lame , you turn to your veterinarian for a di...