Friday, September 15, 2017

Veterinary Pharmacy Association launched

Must Read!! Another pleads guilty in pet medication scam

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Must Read!! Another pleads guilty in pet medicatio...: Another pleads guilty in pet medication scam Houston Chronicle - 12 hours ago ... peddling unregistered and smuggled  animal  pesticid...

Owner of Lake Forest pet-products company convicted of illegally ...

OCRegister-Sep 11, 2017
... prison time for selling pet medications without a prescription, including drugs ... including smuggling, introducing misbranded animal-prescription drugs into ...

The new all in one 'super injection' that delivers several doses of ...

Daily Mail-19 hours ago
The new all in one 'super injection' that delivers several doses of drug all at the same ... which can be measured in the body by the animal's immune reaction.

2017 Summer Journal - South Dakota Pharmacists Association
5 days ago - 20 Rx and the Law: Cybersecurity. CONTINUING EDUCATION .... innovation in South Dakota, provider status, compounding, technician shortages, and ...... operated the business providing pharmacy and veterinary supplies to residents of the ...

AVMA helps educate state legislators at annual conference
21 hours ago - Our booth featured a map depicting compounding laws by state, so each booth visitor could ... The AVMA works as a trusted partner with state veterinary medical ...

Thursday, September 14, 2017

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on the Indexing of Legally Marketed Unapproved New Animal Drugs for Minor Species

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance for industry, “The Index of Legally Marketed Unapproved New Animal Drugs for Minor Species.”

Drugs listed on the Index are unapproved but can be legally marketed for specified use(s) in specified minor species. Indexing is allowed for drugs that are intended for use for:
  • Non-food-producing minor species, such as pet birds, hamsters, zoo animals, and ornamental fish. These animals are typically not eaten by people or food-producing animals; and
  • An early non-food life stage of a food-producing minor species, such as oyster spat (immature oysters). Because people do not generally eat oyster spat, a drug to treat a disease in spat can be indexed, but a drug to treat a disease in adult oysters, which people commonly eat, cannot be indexed.
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Man Who Illegally Sold Pet Medications To Serve Time In Prison ... (registration) (blog)-Sep 11, 2017
Man Who Illegally Sold Pet Medications To Serve Time In Prison, Pay Huge Fines ... Federal law prohibits the importation and sale of veterinary medicines that ...

Owner of Los Angeles-area pet products company pleads guilty to ...

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Newsroom-14 hours ago
The misbranded drugs – meaning they were sold without a valid prescription from a veterinarian – were Comfortis, an anti-flea medication, and Ciprofloxacin, 

Racing Commissioners International
9 hours ago - Ruling Number: 17-FMT-023, Ruling Type: Medication/Drug Violation - Animal .... loss of the purse, the horse shall be placed on the veterinarian's list for ninety

USDA solicits nominations for veterinary shortage areas
16 hours ago - While only a designated chief state animal health official may officially submit nominations ... The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program is a vital tool for ..

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Plea deal reached in Sean Gerson case Veterinary d...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Plea deal reached in Sean Gerson case Veterinary d...:

Monday, September 11, 2017

FDA Animal Drug Safety Communication: Micotil 300 User Safety Alert

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting cattle and sheep owners, farmworkers, veterinarians, physicians, emergency medical technicians, and other health care providers about the potential hazards to people exposed to the animal drug Micotil 300 (tilmicosin). Micotil 300 is a prescription injectable antibiotic used to treat respiratory disease in cattle and sheep.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Lee Denney named 2017 Oklahoma Veterinarian of the Year

Stillwater News Press-Sep 5, 2017
Dr. Lee Denney of Cushing, has been named the 2017 Oklahoma Veterinarian of the Year by the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association. “I'm very honored,

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Pet Connection: Opioid Addicts Score Drugs From the Local Vet - NBC ...
3 days ago - As the opioid crisis has worsened, vets say they've seen an increase in the number of ... in the list of drug-prescribers who must use a statewide PMP was Oklahoma. ... Not all veterinarians are on board with this kind of legislation, however.

Case in Oklahoma Regarding wholesaler of veterinary prescription drugs

Farmacy, LLC v. Kirkpatrick   
Date: May 9, 2017Citation: 2017 OK 37 
Docket Number: 114417
Justia Opinion Summary: The trial court granted the request of a wholesaler of veterinary prescription drugs to set aside a final order of the Oklahoma Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (“Vet Board”) wherein the Board ordered the wholesaler...

Effective September 1, 2017 Breaking bad in Texas: New Controlled Substance Legislation

Breaking bad in Texas: New controlled substance legislation ...

4 days ago - The new law also requires the State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) to consult with the MedicalBoard, Podiatric Board, Dental BoardVeterinary BoardBoard of ...

Southwest Veterinary Symposium: SWVS
4 days ago - With more than 375 hours of unparalleled CE courses, you're sure to find practical tips, techniques, and skills that you can implement in your practice. Plus, our ...

Texas Board of Veterinary Rules Relating to controlled substances

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registration Information and Violation Matrix

Board rule 573.43 becomes effective on September 1, 2016. This rule requires a veterinarian to hold a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration if such registration is required by other law.
Generally, DEA regulations require a veterinarian who administers or dispenses controlled substances to hold a registration. This matrix, adopted by the Board on July 19, 2016, sets out Board guidelines for evaluating violations of rule 573.43.  

Drug Log Violation Matrix

Board rule 573.50 contains record keeping requirements for a veterinarian's use of controlled substances, including a record of the total balance on hand of each scheduled drug. This matrix, adopted by the Board on July 19, 2016, contains Board guidelines for evaluating violations of rule 573.50.

Notice to all Controlled Substances Registration Registrants:

Senate Bill 195 (84th Legislative Session), eliminates the requirement for a practitioner to have a Controlled Substances Registration with the state of Texas, effective Sept. 1, 2016. To implement this change, all active/current Controlled Substances Registrations (CSR) expired on Aug. 31, 2016.  The Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) has been transferred to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP).  In order to establish and maintain this new program, the TSBP will need to assess a $7.85 fee to all individuals licensed by this board and authorized to prescribe or dispense controlled substances.  The $7.85 fee was added to the active DVM license renewal fees effective September 1, 2016.  Official prescription pad ordering information as well as additional information about the PMP may be found on the Texas State Pharmacy Board website.  
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Friday, September 1, 2017

When you think of the places where veterinarians work, you probably think of the animal hospital where you take your pet. Or maybe you think of a dairy farm. You probably don’t think of the federal government. But over 3000 veterinarians work for the federal government, according to the National Association of Federal Veterinarians.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Non-FDA Approved Drug Use And Veterinarian Liability

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Non-FDA Approved Drug Use And Veterinarian Liabili...:

Racing Medication and Testing Consortium to fund two drug-testing ...

Daily Racing Form-13 hours ago
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has approved funding for two projects designed to improve the detection of banned blood-doping drugs such as ...

Florida Veterinarian Faces Animal Cruelty Charges hours ago
A Florida veterinarian and her husband are facing multiple animal cruelty charges after law enforcement authorities seized 30 horses from their Lakeland .

Bovine vets taking financial hit from other service providers

Bovine vets taking financial hit from other service providers

Beef Magazine-15 hours ago
What happens to a bovine veterinary practice when other services providers begin offering services in their market? A recent report produced jointly by the ...

Pet Points: Sterilizing cats earlier is new recommendation

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette-12 hours ago
A new recommendation from the American Veterinary Medical Association is to sterilize cats before they're 5 months old. The association task force's ...

TAMU Veterinary Emergency Response Team heads to the coast

KBTX-6 hours ago
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- Texas A&M's Veterinary Emergency Response Team sent an advance team to Robstown Friday morning to help with disaster ...

Hurricane Harvey tips: How to prepare livestock before the storm

CW39-8 hours ago
Keep livestock feed, hay, horse tack, animal medicine, and other livestock supplies stored in ... If animals are more severely injured, call your veterinarian. Youn

Shortage of vets is 'crisis for farmers' hours ago
Prof Michael Doherty, the Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine in UCD, said the lack of vets was impacting on "small farmers" in counties such as Donegal ...

Pet Talk: Eye infections in horses

courierjournal-13 hours ago
Dr. Lucien Vallone, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, provided some insight on preservin

Should botanical medicine be a formal veterinary specialty?

VIN News Service-9 hours ago
Botanical medicine, the use of plants or plant-based extracts rather than synthetic drugs to treat medical conditions, is at the center of a debate spurred by a ...

Friday, August 25, 2017

"Colorado and Maine recently enacted laws that all

The Law of Veterinary Medicine: "Colorado and Maine recently enacted laws that all...: War on opioids moves to veterinarians' offices |

"Colorado and Maine recently enacted laws that allow or require veterinarians to check the prescription histories of pet owners as well as their pets. And Alaska, Connecticut and Virginia have imposed new limits on the amount of opioids a vet can prescribe"

War on opioids moves to veterinarians' offices |
12 hours ago - Veterinarians typically do not dispense such widely abused drugs as Vicodin, OxyContin or Percocet, but they do dispense the painkiller Tramadol, the ...
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Indiana Animal Control Officer Pleads Guilty to Interstate Diversion of Veterinary Drugs

Investigation Snares Martin Jakubowski for Providing Assistance to Suspected Dog Fighter

The Acting Superintendent of Animal Control and Parks for the city of Whiting, Indiana, pleaded guilty today to diverting prescription veterinary antibiotics that were the property of the city’s animal shelter, to a resident of Chicago whom he knew to be involved in dog fighting activities, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana Clifford D. Johnson, and USDA, OIG Special Agent-in-Charge Anthony V. Mohatt.

Martin Jakubowski, 48, of Whiting, Indiana, pleaded guilty today before Judge John E. Martin of the Northern District of Indiana to one count of violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by introducing a prescription veterinary drug into interstate commerce without the lawful written or oral order of a licensed veterinarian. Sentencing is set for November 17.

“This prosecution further demonstrates our commitment to end unlawful animal fighting and to bring to justice those who unlawfully participate in this criminality,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.

“In partnership with the Department of Justice, animal fighting is an investigative priority for the USDA-OIG,” said OIG Special Agent-in-Charge Anthony V. Mohatt. “We will aggressively pursue and dedicate resources to assist in the criminal prosecution of those who participate in illegal fighting ventures, which often entail other forms of criminal activity involving drugs, firearms, and gambling.”

According to admissions made in connection with his guilty plea, Jakubowski oversaw the operation of the city of Whiting’s animal control program and animal shelter. While acting in that role, he gave prescription veterinary antibiotics to Pedro Cuellar to drug his dogs. Cuellar recently pleaded guilty to a federal dog fighting conspiracy charge in the District of New Jersey. The drugs had been purchased by the city animal shelter and were intended to treat two sick shelter cats.

Jakubowski also admitted that at various times between approximately 2011 and 2016, he housed dogs for Cuellar in buildings used by the animal shelter for periods of time extending from three days to more than a year. One of the dogs had scarring consistent with scars on dogs used in fights. Jakubowski also gave two pit bull-type dogs from the city’s animal shelter to Cuellar without standard adoption paperwork, knowing that Cuellar intended to transfer the dogs to other people. Jakubowski also admitted to his own prior involvement in a “roll” dog fight in 2004. A “roll” is a dog fight staged for the purpose of assessing the fighting characteristics of a dog or dogs, rather than for wagering purposes, and is generally stopped by the handlers before serious injuries result.
This case is part of Operation Grand Champion, a coordinated effort across numerous federal judicial districts to combat organized dog fighting. The phrase “Grand Champion” is used by dog fighters to refer to a dog with more than five dog-fighting “victories.” To date, 98 dogs have been rescued as part of Operation Grand Champion, and either surrendered or forfeited to the government.

This part of Operation Grand Champion was investigated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Inspector General, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Anthony Mohatt. The government is represented by Trial Attorney Ethan Eddy of the Justice Department’s Environmental Crimes Section, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Toi Denise Houston.
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Purdue Research Looks at 'Repurposing' Drugs

Inside INdiana Business-Aug 21, 2017
Seleem has used previous funding to buy about 4,000 out-of-patent drugs to see if ... of microbiology in Purdue's College of Veterinary Medicine, says his work is ...