Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Third Question of the Day January 29, 2015 Is the...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Third Question of the Day January 29, 2015 Is the...: for a discussion of the 72 hour rule see  Compounded Medications and Veterinary Practice:Important Laws, by Grant Miller, DVM, CVMA Directo...

Georgia Vet College to Host Conference in March

Georgia Vet College to Host Conference in March

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: High Importance Information for Veterinarians Conc...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: High Importance Information for Veterinarians Conc...: Compound Drugs - Oregon.gov     www.oregon.gov/OVMEB/.../2015_ Compounded _ Drug _Info.pd... Oregon 17 hours ago -  Infor...

Drugs and Your Horse: The Dangers of Medicating

Drugs and Your Horse: The Dangers of Medicating

New Company Uses Metabolomics to Examine Drug Testing, Disease Prevention, Training Programs | Paulick Report – Thoroughbred Horse Racing News

New Company Uses Metabolomics to Examine Drug Testing, Disease Prevention, Training Programs | Paulick Report – Thoroughbred Horse Racing News

Australian Vets Voice Support of New Cobalt Rules | Paulick Report – Thoroughbred Horse Racing News

Australian Vets Voice Support of New Cobalt Rules | Paulick Report – Thoroughbred Horse Racing News

Gosden: Race-Day Meds Have ‘Contaminated’ and ‘Degraded’ American Thoroughbred | Paulick Report – Thoroughbred Horse Racing News

Gosden: Race-Day Meds Have ‘Contaminated’ and ‘Degraded’ American Thoroughbred | Paulick Report – Thoroughbred Horse Racing News

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

AVMA Post Compounding FAQ for Pet Owners

Compounding FAQ for Pet Owners

Pharmacist Gigi Davidson honored with USP’s Beal Award By U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention January 21, 2015

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is pleased to announce that Gigi Davidson, R.Ph., DICVP, Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at North Carolina State’s College of Veterinary Medicine has been named the recipient of the 2015 Beal Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service—the organization’s highest award.
Since 1820, USP has relied on the contributions of volunteer experts to direct its work to improve the health of people around the world through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality of medicines and foods. The Beal award honors a person (or persons) who have made outstanding contributions to the public health while serving as a USP volunteer.
The award is given once every five years and presented at the USP Convention Membership Meeting, which this year will take place April 22 - 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C.. Chosen for her contributions in developing standards for compounding for both human and veterinary patients during a critical period in public health, Ms. Davidson is the fifth person to receive the Beal Award and the first woman and the first veterinary pharmacist to be honored. more

FDA bars import of cow reproductive hormone products Feb. 1, 2015

FDA bars import of cow reproductive hormone products

OVMA 100th Annual Convention and Expo Scheduled for 1/29-1/31/2015 (including a section on pharmacy)

OVMA 100TH ANNUAL CONVENTION & EXPO 
OVMA 100th Annual Convention & Expo
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1/29/2015 to 1/31/2015
When:1/29/2015
Where:Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center
Norman, OK  73169
Contact:OVMA Office
admin@okvma.org
Phone: 405-478-1002
DETAILS

January 29, 30 & 31, 2015


Deadline for early registration December 31, 2014

 
 

Kudos to Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners for Taking Action Regarding Prescription Drugs/Pharmacy Violations

Scott Gray, DVM:
VSJ/Agreed Order - Dr. Gray operates a veterinary drug wholesaler/distributor business under the name of Triangle Serum Company - Serum did not possess a pharmacy license nor was the store licensed as a wholesale distributor of veterinary prescription drugs; Serum started in business over 14 years ago. Board’s investigator made two undercover purchases of prescription drugs from Serum without a prescription being issued or an order from a veterinarian confirming a valid VCPR had been established. Dr Gray was placed on probation for 2 yrs. Take and pass the Board’s
jurisprudence exam; retain appropriate staff at Serum to help ensure compliance; shall not dispense, sell, administer, and/or prescribe veterinary prescription drugs without first establishing a valid VCPR; shall attend and complete 6 hrs. of C.E. per yr. during probation focused in the area of ethics, which shall be in addition to the required CE; pay Board 40,000 fine (includes $2,500 for costs of investigation), pay probation administration fee of $50 per month; with a portion of the fine in the amount of $20,000 is deferred until August 29, 2016, at which time such payment will be
waived subject to timely compliance with the Agreed Order.
Farmacy, LLC:
Veterinary Wholesaler/Distributor
Final Board Order – Pursuant to an administrative hearing, Board found Farmacy, LLC failed to timely furnish or allow inspection of records the Board information legally requested, and failed to cooperate with the lawful investigation conducted by and on behalf of the Board; failed to allow timely inspection of records of the wholesale/distributor of
veterinary prescription drugs which was in violation of the Board’s previous Order (Declaratory Ruling); Farmacy was fined in the amount of $25,000 and assessed all costs associated with the investigation and prosecution of the case with such costs to be determined in an evidentiary hearing.
Gerald Randall, DVM:
Final Board Order – Pursuant to an administrative hearing, Board found Dr. Randall violated the Veterinary Practice act by failing to furnish the board information requested; he prescribed, and ordered veterinary prescription drugs without first having established a veterinarian/client/patient/relationship; improper preparation, recording,
management and/or maintenance of veterinary records; he did not maintain a legible patient record for three years. On probation for one (1) year, take and pass jurisprudence exam within one (1) year, during probation will submit copies of three (3) large animal patient/client records per month. Will pay a fine of $2,500 assessed all costs associated with the investigation and prosecution of the case. With all costs to be determined in a subsequent evidentiary hearing; and during probation will pay a probation administrative fee of $50 per month; notwithstanding the fine of $2,500 in the
amount of $2,000 will be deferred until the end of the probationary period at such time that payment will be waived subject to timely compliance with the terms of the Order.
Charles S. English, DVM:
Field Citation - Board received information an individual was offering to sell a prescription required drug, Draxxin, through the internet on Craig’s list. Board’s investigator made contact with the seller by email messages and made arrangements incognito to meet with the seller at a Quick Trip convenience store in Oklahoma. Further investigation by the Board’s investigator prior to the meeting revealed that the seller was a veterinarian with an active veterinary license from the State of Kansas, but not licensed in Oklahoma. A review of the Board’s records indicates he failed to renew his Oklahoma veterinary license in 1991. He was told he could not sell prescription medication in Oklahoma because he did not have an Oklahoma Veterinary license and he had not established a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship prior to dispensing the bottle of Draxxin, which also required a prescription that was not issued. He attempted to sell the bottle of Draxxin without even seeing an animal. He attempted to excuse his actions by making
the statement that “I have a license in Kansas”. He was directed not to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Oklahoma without first being duly licensed with the Board and ordered to pay a $500
Field Citation.
* Further details of Board actions can be obtained by contacting the Board
quoted from Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners  December 2014 Newsletter

Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Reminds Members Regarding Reselling veterinary script drugs

If you have knowledge of a colleague that is purchasing quantities of veterinary script drugs and re-selling them to the public without establishing a VCPR this colleague is in violation of the Practice Act. Actions like thesecontribute to drug violations and could result in the FDA pulling these them off the market or at least modify how they are legally used. Please direct them to us so we can assist them in becoming compliant with state and federal
laws
source OVMA December 2014 Newsletter

November 2015 - First sitting of the certification exam for speciality of shelter medicine at ABVP’s annual symposium in New Orleans.

source found here

$1.3M in grants, gifts fund creation of animal shelter medicine program

  1. $1.3M in grants, gifts fund creation of animal shelter medicine program
    University of Wisconsin-Madison - 23 hours ago

Veterinary neurology – A European catalogue for learning objectives

Similar to human medicine, in the field of veterinary medicine, neurology is recognized as a separate ...

Interceptor parasite preventive returning to market New owner Elanco cites popular demand


January 20, 2015
By: Edie Lau
For The VIN News Service 

More than three years since production problems pushed Interceptor off the market and its manufacturer then canceled the brand, the popular pet parasiticide is coming back.

Under the new ownership of Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Co., the once-a-month tablet made to protect dogs and cats against heartworms and intestinal worms will be available this spring, the company announced Monday. more

NewStat | New OSHA reporting requirements took effect January 1, 2015

NewStat | New OSHA reporting requirements took effect January 1, 2015

NewStat | New FLSA rule likely to take effect first quarter of 2015

NewStat | New FLSA rule likely to take effect first quarter of 2015

AVMA Allowing Comments on New Policy Regarding Compounding from Unapproved (Bulk) Substances

 Compounding from Unapproved (Bulk) Substances

This policy has been rescinded. The AVMA has two new policies on compounding from unapproved substances:


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Warning Letters Sunny Boys Dairy 1/13/15--FDA found that you adulterated the new animal drug (b)(4) (sterile Penicillin G Procaine, injectable suspension, (b)(4)). Specifically, our investigation revealed that you did not use (b)(4) as directed by its approved labeling.

Warning Letters Sunny Boys Dairy 1/13/15

Warning Letters Reeder Farms 12/31/14

Warning Letters Reeder Farms 12/31/14

FierceAnimal Health Top Stories for January 20, 2015

Also Noted: Spotlight On... Annual sales of animal health products stable at $7.5B
Sanofi's Merial wins EU approval for chewable anti-parasitic; Virbac sees strong 2014 sales growth in emerging countries; and much more...

Constituent Updates New FDA Guidance Document Search Now Available

Constituent Updates New FDA Guidance Document Search Now Available

Animal Food & Feeds Food Safety Modernization Act and Animal Feed

Animal Food & Feeds Food Safety Modernization Act and Animal Feed

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts Oma's Pride Recalls Purr Complete Feline Poultry Meal because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts Oma's Pride Recalls Purr Complete Feline Poultry Meal because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Five Accessible Veterinary Innovations of 2014 - Guest Author

Five Accessible Veterinary Innovations of 2014 - Guest Author

Aratana scores a 'first' with USDA approval for canine lymphoma drug January 6, 2015 | By Arlene Weintraub

Aratana Therapeutics ($PETX) announced January 5 that it has won full USDA approval for AT-004, its drug to treat B-cell lymphoma in dogs. The company believes AT-004 is the only species-specific monoclonal antibody to be fully approved for marketing in the animal health industry, it said in a press release.
AT-004 fights lymphoma by targeting the protein CD20, which is commonly expressed in B-cell lymphoma. It is a canine version of the human monoclonal antibody Rituxan, a Roche ($RHHBY) blockbuster used to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in people. Dogs with the disease have traditionally been treated with standard chemotherapy, which can cause serious side effects and is often ineffective. Veterinarians will now be able to offer AT-004 as an additional choice. more

AmerisourceBergen storms into animal health with $2.5B purchase of MWI January 12, 2015 | By Arlene Weintraub

Rapidly expanding drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen ($ABC) said Monday it plans to acquire MWI Veterinary Supply ($MWIV) for $2.5 billion, or $190 a share--a rich 8% premium over its closing price Friday and 17% higher than MWI's average closing price over the last three months. The companies expect to close the deal during the March quarter. more

Consumer Updates Got a Question About Your Pet's Health? The FDA May have the Answer

Consumer Updates Got a Question About Your Pet's Health?

The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are sponsoring a public meeting on March 19, 2015. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions that will be discussed at the 22nd Session of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in San Jose, Costa Rica, from April 27-May 1, 2015.

Texas Veterinarian dogged over Internet advice to get day in court

Veterinarian dogged over Internet advice to get day in court
Corsicana Daily Sun - 13 hours ago
The Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners declined to comment. But its federal appeal notes: “To practice veterinary medicine in Texas, a veterinarian must ...

FDA warns Purina plant in South Whitehall about 'significant violations' January 15, 2015

Federal regulators have noted "significant violations" at the Nestle Purina PetCare Co. plant in South Whitehall Township during an inspection of the plant last year.
In a warning letter publicly released Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Philadelphia office said, in part, the company's low-acid dog and cat food was possibly prepared or packed improperly. More

AVMA Board actions help set the stage for creating a ‘new’ association

AVMA Board actions help set the stage for creating a ‘new’ association

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Warning Letters Nestle Purina PetCare 1/2/15

Warning Letters Nestle Purina PetCare 1/2/15

Warning Letters Flood Brothers, LLC 12/31/14

Warning Letters Flood Brothers, LLC 12/31/14

Racing Regulatory Veterinarians Support Compounding Rules

Racing Regulatory Veterinarians Support Compounding Rules

AVMA@Work Blog | AVMA: Advancing the veterinary medical profession and protect the interests of veterinarians and the animals and humans they serve.

AVMA@Work Blog | AVMA: Advancing the veterinary medical profession and protect the interests of veterinarians and the animals and humans they serve.

House of Delegates Winter Session 2015 wrap-up

House of Delegates Winter Session 2015 wrap-up

Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) Notification Program Current Animal Food GRAS Notices Inventory

Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) Notification Program Current Animal Food GRAS Notices Inventory

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Release of Liability Failures – And How to Avoid Them

Release of Liability Failures – And How to Avoid Them

Equine Law Blog: Equine Law Solutions, Lawyer, Contracts, Liability, Insurance

Equine Law Blog: Equine Law Solutions, Lawyer, Contracts, Liability, Insurance

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Question of the Day January 7, 2015 Since the fir...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Question of the Day January 7, 2015 Since the fir...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Second Question of the Day January 7, 2015 How man...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Second Question of the Day January 7, 2015 How man...: 20 CSR 2220-2.675 Standards of Operation/Licensure for Class L Veterinary Pharmacies PURPOSE: This rule defines standards for a Class L...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Resources for You The Ins and Outs of Extra-Label...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Resources for You The Ins and Outs of Extra-Label...: Resources for You The Ins and Outs of Extra-Label Drug Use in Animals: A Resource for Veterinarians

Animal Drug Approvals January 2015 Update (Green Book) –

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

UT Veterinary College Offers Conference for Horse Owners

UT Veterinary College Offers Conference for Horse Owners

Contaminated Feed Blamed for South Carolina Horse Deaths

Contaminated Feed Blamed for South Carolina Horse Deaths

Group petitions FDA to change animal feed rule

The Humic Products Trade Association wants the Food and Drug Administration to change its rules on food additives.
The group, which advocates for the commercial use of humic products, has petitioned the administration for new regulations that allow for the safe use of humate, fulvic acid and humic substances as a source of iron in animal feed. more

FDA Warning Letters Unapproved New Animal Drugs ECO LLC, DBA ECO Animal Health 12/29/14

Warning Letters ECO LLC, DBA ECO Animal Health 12/29/14

Warning Letters Hageman Dairy Farms 12/23/14

Warning Letters Hageman Dairy Farms 12/23/14

Warning Letters Valley Mead Farms LLC 12/18/14

Warning Letters Valley Mead Farms LLC 12/18/14

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Senators Ask Agency Heads If They Need Help Limiti...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Senators Ask Agency Heads If They Need Help Limiti...: Senators Ask Agency Heads If They Need Help Limiting Animal Antibiotics Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Dianne Feinstein (D-...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Veterinarians May Wish to Comment on this Amendmen...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Veterinarians May Wish to Comment on this Amendmen...: An amendment to Model Rule ARCI-011-020 and ARCI-025-020 is being considered that would say the following: "Any drug or medication w...

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: ABSTRACT MABRY, LAUREN KELLY. Comparison of Estrou...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: ABSTRACT MABRY, LAUREN KELLY. Comparison of Estrou...: here

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: FierceAnimal Health: FDA trusts vets to curb anti...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: FierceAnimal Health: FDA trusts vets to curb anti...: FDA trusts vets to curb antibiotic use, but are ties to drug ...     www.fierce animal health.com/story/fda... vets ...are... drug .../...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: pounds of drugs used to combat infections in human...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: pounds of drugs used to combat infections in human...: New Rules on Vet Oversight to Cover More Than Half ...     www.freenewspos.com/.../new-rules-on- vet -oversight-to-cover-more-tha......

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Piedmont Pharmaceuticals Prepares for Veterinary C...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Piedmont Pharmaceuticals Prepares for Veterinary C...: here

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Another Investigation Takes Vet Industry to Task

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Another Investigation Takes Vet Industry to Task: Another Investigation Takes Vet Industry to Task     www. veterinary practicenews.com/Another-Investigation-Takes- Vet -Indu... ...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: OVMA Compounding Issues Issues to consider when us...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: OVMA Compounding Issues Issues to consider when us...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Bovine Vets Blast Reuters Article on Antibiotic Us...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Bovine Vets Blast Reuters Article on Antibiotic Us...: Bovine Vets Blast Reuters Article on Antibiotic Use, Vet Ethics     www.thebullvine.com/.../bovine- vets -blast-reuters-article-on-a...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: NAVC Conference 2015: Industry Partner List The l...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: NAVC Conference 2015: Industry Partner List The l...: more information found here