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FDA to Industry: Let’s Increase the Availability of Safe, Effective Animal Drugs
April 15, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
Just as drugs for people benefit from FDA review to ensure their safety, effectiveness and quality, so do drugs for animals. [Source: FDA Voice, April 8, 2015 By: Martine Hartogensis, D.V.M.]...

FDA Annual Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed in 2013 for Use in Food-Producing Animals
April 15, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published its fifth annual report summarizing the sales and distribution data of antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals. This...

White House Plan to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
April 1, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
Antibiotics save millions of lives every year. Today, however, the emergence of drug resistance in bacteria is undermining the effectiveness of current antibiotics and our ability to treat and...

FSIS Posts the 2015 Residue Sampling Plans
April 1, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
FSIS is announcing the posting of the publication, U.S. National Residue Program for Meat, Poultry and Egg Products – 2015 Residue Sampling Plans (Blue Book). The publication is the latest version of...

The 2013 Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Annual Report Now Available
March 18, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The 2013 Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS) Annual Report Chapters 1 and 2 are now available online. Chapter 1. Design and Methods: This chapter describes...

USDA Grants Safety Approval of Four New VaxLiant Adjuvants for Cattle and Swine Vaccines
March 11, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the safety of four new, ready-to-use ENABL® adjuvants from VaxLiant® that can be added to vaccines to help improve the resulting immune...

FDA Releases Biannual Progress Report on Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in Food-producing Animals
March 4, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced its second progress report on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals. [Source: FDA] In...

Baytril FDA Approved for Control of E. coli in Swine
January 14, 2015 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved changes in the label claims for Baytril 100 (enrofloxacin). The drug may now be used intramuscularly or subcutaneously for the control of...

Senators Want FDA to Collect More Animal Antibiotics Data
November 26, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to step up animal antibiotic tracking....

New Task Force Created on Antibiotics in Production Ag
November 12, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
The Association of Public & Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced Nov. 5 the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic...

FDA Annual Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed in 2012 for Use in Food-Producing Animals
October 8, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published its fourth annual report summarizing the sales and distribution data of antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals. Additional...

Veterinarians and Producers Gain New Tool to Assess Residue Risk
August 20, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
Swine veterinarians can help pork producers measure the farm risk level for violative residues in pork with the new Swine Residue Risk Assessment app. The free app is available in the Apple® App...

U.S. Court Upholds FDA Animal Feed Policy Despite Health Concern
July 30, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
A divided federal appeals court upheld a U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy allowing the use of various antibiotics in animal feed, even if such use might endanger the public health. [Source:...

FDA to Hold Public Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring in the Food Supply
July 16, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will sponsor a public meeting to discuss progress to date under the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System 2012-2016 Strategic Plan. The meeting...

FDA Secures Full Industry Engagement on Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy
July 1, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today the first of its progress reports on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals. All 26 drug...

NIAA Antibiotic Conference White Paper Released
May 27, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
The White Paper from the 2014 Annual Conference held in Omaha, NE “The Precautionary Principle: How Animal Agriculture Will Thrive” has just been released. The Precautionary Principle-White...

New Demonstration Farm Showcases IMPROVEST®
April 30, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
Zoetis announced the opening of a demonstration farm in Greensburg, Ind. to broaden understanding on the use of immunological castration (IC) in U.S. pork production systems. The 500-head...

FDA Announces Voluntary Withdrawal of 16 Antimicrobials for Use in Food-Producing Animals
April 16, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is today announcing that five drug sponsors holding animal drug applications affected by Guidance For Industry (GFI) #213 have requested that FDA withdraw...

FDA Receives Strong Industry Commitment for its Antibiotic Resistance Strategy
March 26, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing that since December 2013, when FDA announced final Guidance for Industry #213, all but one animal drug company have committed in writing to seek...

Webinar: FDA’s New Rules for Use of Antibiotics in Food Animals
February 4, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
On Dec. 11, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced important steps to ensure the judicious use of antibiotics in food animals as one approach to addressing antimicrobial...

Webinar to Address New FDA Rules on Antibiotics
January 22, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
On Dec. 11, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced important steps to ensure the judicious use of antibiotics in food animals as one approach to addressing antimicrobial resistance in...

Webinar to Address New FDA Rules on Antibiotics
January 15, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
On Dec. 11, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced important steps to ensure the judicious use of antibiotics in food animals as one approach to addressing antimicrobial resistance in...

NIAA Releases White Paper from Antibiotics Conference
January 13, 2014 —  [Pharm.]
Back in November 2013, the National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) hosted a symposium titled “Bridging the Gap between Animal Health and Human Health,” intended as a multi-stakeholder forum...

The Ins and Outs of Extra-Label Drug Use in Animals: A Resource for Veterinarians
January 8, 2014 — Harry Snelson [Pharm.]
Are you aware that failing to administer the second dose of an antimicrobial labelled as a two-dose treatment constitutes an extra-label use and may be illegal? As a practicing veterinarian, you’ve...

FDA Takes Significant Steps to Address Antimicrobial Resistance; Industry Responses
December 17, 2013 — Harry Snelson [Pharm.]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is implementing a plan, Guidance for Industry 213, to help phase out the use of medically important antimicrobials in food animals for food production purposes,...

After 70 Years, Antibiotics Still Work!
November 27, 2013 —  [Pharm.]
Yes, we can be thankful that antibiotics are still effective in humans and animals since they were discovered over 80 years ago. The availability of antibiotics to treat infectious diseases is a...

Avoiding Penicillin G Residues Requires Extended Withdrawal
August 26, 2013 — Harry Snelson [Pharm.]
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently validated its testing methodology to enable the identification of penicillin G procaine in edible tissues at processing. This has...

Huvepharma Unveils New Tilmicosin Product
July 3, 2013 —  [Pharm.]
Huvepharma is excited to announce that it is marketing its new product Tilmovet® (tilmicosin phosphate). This product adds to Huvepharma’s rapidly growing swine products portfolio. Tilmovet is now...

Fighting the Impact of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
June 18, 2013 —  [Pharm.]
The resistance of bacteria to antibiotics and similar drugs—called antimicrobials—is considered a major public health threat by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its counterparts around the...

FDA Cautions in Interpretation of Antimicrobial Resistance Data
April 24, 2013 —  [Pharm.]
Recently, the Environmental Working Group issued a report of its interpretation of the 2011 Retail Meat Annual Report of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). While FDA is...

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