Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting dog owners and veterinarians about the risk of accidental overdose to dogs treated with the drug Sileo. Sileo is a prescription gel that is given to dogs by mouth to treat noise aversion (signs related to anxiety or fear due to noise).
"GRAS" is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe. Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act), any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive, that is subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use, or unless the use of the substance is otherwise excluded from the definition of a food additive.
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Pharmacy operators under pressure on Amazon threat

Seeking Alpha-May 17, 2017
The 800-pound gorilla of e-commerce has hired Mark Lyons from Premera Blue Cross to build an internal pharmacy benefits manager for its employees, .

Why Your Veterinarian May Send You to the Pharmacy--Changes in North Dakota Law

Why Your Veterinarian May Send You to the Pharmacy

KVRR-13 hours ago
As of April 1st, the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy has enforced stricter laws when it comes to some medications. Specifically, compound medications, or ...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Canada changes rules for certain veterinary drugs

Feedstuffs-May 17, 2017
On May 17, Health Canada announced new rules for veterinary drugs; these changes to the Food & Drug Regulations have been published in the Canada ...

Familiar veterinary bills introduced in Congress

dvm360-May 16, 2017
For several years in a row, key players in organized veterinary medicine have ... Commission to require prescribers of animal drugs to verify prescriptions and ...

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Three Years Later, Wickliffe Case Brings Rule Change

Three Years Later, Wickliffe Case Brings Rule Change

BloodHorse.com (press release) (registration) (blog)-1 hour ago
Three years after the deaths of horses in Kentucky and Florida were linked to a Lexington compounding pharmacy, the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Essential Read Powerpoint on the Animal Drug Compounding Debate

The Animal Drug Compounding Debate - Food and Drug Law Institute

4 days ago - Compounding from a human drug for use in food-producing animals is not permitted if an approved .... an individual animal patient or veterinarian office use ...

Friday, May 5, 2017

On May 4, 2017, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a consent decree of permanent injunction between the United States and Syfrett Feed Company Inc. of Okeechobee, Florida; its owner and President Charles B. Syfrett I; Vice President Melissa S. Montes De Oca; and Operations Manager Charles B. Syfrett II. The consent decree requires the company to adequately control its production of medicated animal feeds and to comply with federal law before it can resume its medicated feed operations.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Essential Read! Attorney Advises Caution in Use of Compounded Meds | BloodHorse ..

Attorney Advises Caution in Use of Compounded Meds | BloodHorse ...

7 hours ago - He noted that while there has been some added oversight of compounded drugs, most of that focus has been on compounds for human use, and to a lesser ...