Monday, January 30, 2017

Zomedica Announces Two Transdermal Products for Cats

GlobeNewswire (press release)-2 hours ago
This route of delivery aims to maximize patient compliance and efficacy and replace the human-approved oral or compounded drug veterinarians rely on today ...

Friday, January 20, 2017

Skin cancer cream could kill your pet, FDA warns

CNN-12 hours ago
(CNN) The Food and Drug Administration warned pet owners Wednesday that dogs, cats and other animals may die if exposed to skin cancer creams. It may be ...

States track dispensing to counter drug fraud

American Veterinary Medical Association-17 hours ago
But he also wrote that the incidence of veterinary prescription drug diversion is “infinitesimal,” and requiring reports from veterinarians to PDMPs is “superfluous.

Livestock Health and the Veterinary Feed Directive

Gilmer Mirror-11 hours ago
Before enacting the VFD in 1996, the FDA recognized two categories of animal drugs: over-the-counter and prescription. Because requiring prescriptions for ...

Gene-edited animals face US regulatory crackdown

Nature.com-14 hours ago
Researchers transforming animals with the latest genome-engineering tools may be disappointed by draft rules released by the US Food and Drug ...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

FDA Warns of Illnesses and Deaths in Pets Exposed to Prescription topical (human) cancer treatment: Fluorouracil

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners, veterinarians, health care providers and pharmacists that pets are at risk of illness and death when exposed to the topical cancer medication Fluorouracil Cream USP 5% (5-FU.) intended for use in people. Fluorouracil may also be marketed under the brand names Carac, Effudex and Fluoroplex. People using this medication should use care when applying and storing the medication if they are also in a household with pets, as even very small amounts could be dangerous to these animals.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Essential Read: GAO-17-64, DRUG COMPOUNDING: FDA Has Taken Steps to to Implement Compounding Law, but Some States and Stakeholders Reported Challenges

GAO-17-64, DRUG COMPOUNDING: FDA Has Taken Steps to ...

www.gao.gov/assets/690/681096.pdf
 FDA has taken steps to implement its regulatory responsibilities to oversee drug ... Nearly All States Reported Having Drug Compounding Laws, ...... compounding for human use versus drug compounding for animal (i.e., veterinary) use, 15.

REGULATORY STATUS OF COMPOUNDED TREATMENTS, BY COUNTRY

REGULATORY STATUS OF COMPOUNDED TREATMENTS, BY ...

https://www.parsemusfoundation.org/.../CaCl2_Regulatory_Status_Opinion_10-14-20...
Oct 14, 2016 - Countries without a strong veterinary regulatory structure: .... market as an FDA-approved dog sterilant in February 2014, after use in Mexico and Central ...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Delaware Board of Pharmacy Meeting Scheduled for J...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Delaware Board of Pharmacy Meeting Scheduled for J...: https://publicmeetings.delaware.gov/Meeting/50007 Agenda

Virginia Veterinary Board Agenda from Meeting January 10, 2017

Dept. of Health Professions, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 201, Training Room 1, Henrico, VA 
Board Websitehttp://www.dhp.virginia.gov 
Agenda documentpdf Meeting Agenda 1/10/2017 

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Iowa Board of Pharmacy Keeping Pharmacists Up to d...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: Iowa Board of Pharmacy Keeping Pharmacists Up to d...: 01/05/2017  –  New Rx Only Status for Water Soluble Vet Antimicrobials

Friday, January 13, 2017

High Importance! FDA Ban on Powdered Medical Gloves Applies to Veterinary Use

On December 19, 2016, the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule banning all powdered surgeon’s gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating surgical gloves intended for use by humans because these devices present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury that cannot be corrected or eliminated by a change in labeling. The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is issuing this update to ensure that veterinary stakeholders are aware that the ban applies to all powdered medical gloves used by humans except powdered radiographic protection gloves, including powdered medical gloves used in the practice of veterinary medicine.

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: MSD vet manual Extra-Label Drug Use, Compounded Dr...

The Law of Compounding Medications And Drugs: MSD vet manual Extra-Label Drug Use, Compounded Dr...: Extra-Label Drug Use, Compounded Drugs, and Generic Drugs ... www.msdvetmanual.com › Pharmacology › Pharmacology Introduction ...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Veterinary Compounding: Regulation, Challenges, and Resources Gigi Davidson

An approved medicated feed mill license is required for facilities that manufacture feed using Category II, Type A medicated articles or manufacture certain liquid and free-choice feed, using Category I, Type A medicated articles that must follow proprietary formulas or specifications.
A VFD drug is intended for use in animal feeds, and such use of the VFD drug is permitted only under the professional supervision of a licensed veterinarian.

The J.M. Smucker Company Expands Limited Voluntary Recall on Certain Lots of Canned Cat Food Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

The J.M. Smucker Company is expanding the limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9LivesTM, EverPetTM, and Special KittyTM canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

Monday, January 9, 2017

Assessing pet supplements

Assessing pet supplements

American Veterinary Medical Association-Jan 4, 2017
How often pet owners consult veterinarians about supplements is another matter. ... The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 allows ...

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Board supports dialogue with pharmacies

American Veterinary Medical Association-17 hours ago
The AVMA hopes to meet with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to collaboratively discuss issues of concern related to pharmaceuticals used in ...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9LivesTM, EverPetTM, and Special KittyTM canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has completed the implementation of Guidance for Industry #213, a process begun in 2013 to transition antimicrobial drugs with importance in human medicine (medically important antimicrobials) that are used in the feed or drinking water of food-producing animals to veterinary oversight and eliminate the use of these products in animals for production (e.g., growth promotion) purposes.