Thursday, December 21, 2017

FDA Clarifies Approved Free-Choice Feeding Options for Anaplasmosis Control in Cattle

In January 2017, FDA and animal drug manufacturers completed the voluntary transition of antimicrobial drugs of medical importance used in animal feed to Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) marketing status under Guidance for Industry (GFI) #213.

Since that time, the FDA has received questions from stakeholders relating to certain uses of free-choice medicated feeds (products that contain one or more animal drugs and are placed in feeding or grazing areas for animals to freely consume) for the control of active infection of anaplasmosis in cattle. Some of these questions involved uses of such feeds that are not in compliance with currently approved use conditions.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Pharmacy Board Releases Guidance on How to Issue a Valid ...

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She has managed health system pharmacy compliance with Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, DEA, and CMS regulations, the federal 340B Drug Discount Program, USP 797 and FDA Sterile Compounding requirements, and Joint Commission and HFAP Accreditation standards. Sarah has a strong working knowledge of ...

New study funded by Morris Animal Foundation demonstrates loss of drug potency
DENVER/December 7, 2017 - Drugs work best when their potency remains stable or consistent, but a new study funded by Morris Animal Foundation shows a commonly compounded antimicrobial drug used in veterinary medicine may be losing potency over time. The study recently was published in ..

Loss of Drug Potency Found for Commonly Compounded Drug
Results showed that the compounded formulations of doxycycline lost potency within 21 days of receipt, with many dropping to sub-therapeutic content in that time, as defined by United States Pharmacopeia standards. The complete report was recently published in the Journal of the American Veterinary ...

US Compounding develops compound to manage equine ulcers
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. announced that its subsidiary, US Compounding, has developed a compound to manage ulcers in horses. A study, utilizing US Compounding's drug formulation, was conducted in approximately 50 racehorses. Gastric endoscopy was performed at Day 0 and any time ..

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Animal Drugs at FDA Phase 3 Implementation

In our continued effort to improve transparency and public access to information about approved animal drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is launching Phase III of the redesigned Animal Drugs @ FDA website.

As before, the new Animal Drugs @ FDA website provides a searchable database for veterinarians, pet owners, animal producers and others to get information about approved animal drugs by application number, sponsor name, proprietary name, ingredient, application status, dosage form, route of administration, indication and species.

With the completion of Phase 3 on December 6, 2017, Animal Drugs @ FDA will now display animal drug information using the FDA Structured Product Labeling (SPL) style sheet.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Virginia

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Knoxville Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Defraud the FDA 

Billy Groce Illegally Shipped and Sold Veterinary Drugs 

Abingdon, VIRGINIA – A Tennessee man, who operated a business that unlawfully distributed prescription animal drugs to evade existing Food and Drug Administration laws, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon to a federal felony conspiracy charge, United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced. 

Billy K. Groce, 65, of Knoxville, was sentenced today to imprisonment for a term of four months. Groce previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States by impeding, impairing obstructing and defeating the lawful functions of the Food and Drug Administration. 

Groce operated a business that was created for the purpose of illegally circumventing the FDA’s regulation of the interstate shipment and labeling of veterinary drugs. Groce’s business illegally obtained, stored, sold and caused to be shipped, drugs from veterinary drug manufacturers and distributers. Groce’s business was not a licensed wholesaler, a licensed pharmacy or a veterinary clinic. 

Federal regulation of prescription veterinary drugs are not primarily to protect animals from the potential harms of prescription drugs, but are to protect the human food supply from unsafe drug residues in the edible tissues of animals sold for slaughter.  Accordingly, veterinary prescription drugs must stay within the controlled chain of distribution to ensure the drugs’ safety and efficacy.  

Groce illegally sold the drugs throughout Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.  In addition, Groce shipped drugs to co-conspirator Marlin Webb, who was the store manager at a farm supply business in Carroll County, Virginia. Webb illegally sold the veterinary prescription drugs to customers in Southwest Virginia. Webb previously pleaded guilty to a felony charge of conspiracy to defraud the FDA and was sentenced to one year of probation.  He paid $125,000 in forfeiture and other payments at the time of his guilty plea. 

The investigation of the case was conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Office of Criminal Investigations and the Virginia Department of Health Professions.  Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ramseyer prosecuted the case for the United States.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Backstretch vet, pharmacy found guilty in painkiller case

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A federal jury in Louisiana has found a backstretch veterinarian and a compounding pharmacy guilty on several counts related to the sale and distribution of a ...

Veterinarian Hebert, Kohll's Pharmacy Guilty In ... - Paulick Report
14 hours ago - Veterinarian Hebert, Kohll's Pharmacy Guilty In Dermorphin Criminal Case ... announced today that a federal jury found a Lake Charles veterinarian and a Nebraska pharmacy guilty ... Kyle James Hebert, 42, of Lake Charles, La., and Kohll's Pharmacy & Healthcare Inc. of Omaha, ... Tweets by @raypaulick.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Lake Charles vet convicted in horse doping scheme

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Essential Pharmacy Compounding repackaged a synthetic form of the drug that it obtained from a California chemical company, labeled it as D-Peptide, and ...

2017 Veterinary Pharmacy Law - New Regulatory Update
6 days ago - New changes of drugs for food animals from OTC to prescription will also be covered in this 60 minutes education program. Compounding guidelines and lega

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The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: FDA Announces Withdrawal of Draft Guidance for Ind...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: FDA Announces Withdrawal of Draft Guidance for Ind...: Regarding Animal Drug  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is withdrawing draft Guidance for Industry (GFI) #230, “Compoundi...

Monday, November 6, 2017

Current FDA approach to genetically engineered animals is flawed

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For example, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in its 2008 "Guidance for the Regulation of Genetically Engineered Animals Containing Heritable ...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Final Q & A on Horse Racing Integrity Act 2017 | Horse Racing Blog ...
Oct 5, 2017 - WHOA was founded in 2012 on a phone call with lobbyist Frankie Trull. She suggested that lobbying as an alliance of individuals would be more powerful than ...

Jockeys' Guild Issues Statement on Racing Integrity Act | TDN ...
Sep 27, 2017 - The Guild agrees that the proposed Horse Racing Integrity Act of 2017 (“HRIA”) has many needed elements that will standardize and improve uniform regulation ...

Expanded Testing Oklahoma Futurity, Derby to require expanded testing in 2018.

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Kohll’s pharmacy denies it knew drug would be used to cheat on Louisiana horse races By Alia Conley / World-Herald staff writer Oct 24, 2017 Updated 7 hrs ago

Kohll's pharmacy denies it knew drug would be used to cheat on ...

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Domina said in court documents that Kohll's has a compounding pharmacy service, Essential Pharmacy Compounding, that creates personalized medicine for ..

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online

U.S. News & World Report-5 hours ago
One way to do that is to look for pharmacy websites ending in ".Pharmacy," said Dr. Martine Hartogensis, deputy director of the Office of Surveillance and ...
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Prescriptions for Pets are on the Rise

ModernMedicine-1 hour ago
Filling a prescription for a patient named “Rover” or “Fluffy,” or other animals, is not unusual at The Compounding Center in Leesburg, VA. Owner Cheri Garvin ..

Sunday, October 15, 2017

ABVP Symposium | American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
12 hours ago - The ABVP Symposium is a leading CE event for veterinariansveterinary residents,veterinary technicians and students that offers 29 hours of attainable CE per ...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold public meetings to offer opportunity for discussion on the proposed recommendations for reauthorization of the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act (AGDUFA). The recommendations will be published and posted online when available, prior to the meeting on November 2, 2017. Interested parties can share their comments at the meeting or by submitting them to the public docket electronically or by mail as described below.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Curb animal antibiotics to stop spread of resistance, say health experts
10 hours ago - ROME, Oct 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Giving farm animals too many antibiotics can stoke resistance to the drugs, and despite countries taking .

Monday, October 2, 2017

New video from the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine discusses antiparasitic resistance in cattle, sheep, goats, and horses.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

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PetSmart has introduced PetSmart Pharmacy, an online-only pharmacy that offers convenient ordering and autofill for hundreds of prescriptions, Over The ...
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Regulations and Requirements | USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
11 hours ago - FAS also provides access to a database that lists maximum acceptable levels of pesticides and veterinary drugs in food and agricultural products in the United ...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Veterinary Pharmaceutical Advisory Committee
Wed, October 4, 8am – 10am
1560 Broadway, TeleConference, Denver, CO 80202
Pharmacy Public

Members Needed for Veterinary Pharmaceutical Advisory Committee

The State Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Roehr, in conjunction with the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy, is seeking members for the new Veterinary Pharmaceutical Advisory Committee created by Senate Bill 16-062. Committee members will advise and make recommendations to the Board on applications, complaints, and rulemaking related to veterinary pharmaceuticals, providing a meaningful impact on the veterinary pharmaceutical community.
One of the three members appointed to the Committee must be a licensed veterinarian who predominantly works on large animals and be actively engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine. A second member of the Committee must be a licensed pharmaceutical wholesaler engaged in the distribution of animal drugs who is actively engaged in the practice of wholesale pharmacy, or a licensed veterinarian actively engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine. Both of these members must have at least five years' experience in Colorado and have licenses in good standing.
A final member of the Committee must have a background in agriculture and not be a pharmacist, pharmaceutical wholesaler, or veterinarian. At least one of these members shall be a person who does not do business along the Front Range. Members of the Committee will serve three-year terms, though one of the initial members will be appointed for a two-year term. Members shall serve without compensation or expense reimbursement. The Committee meets as needed prior to Board meetings, likely to be about three or four times a year.
To apply, interested parties should submit a cover letter describing their qualifications and interest, a resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to with a copy to