Video: Animal Health Industry Commits to FDA Guidance 213

Members of the Animal Health Institute (AHI) and the Generic Animal Drug Alliance (GADA) today announced their written commitments to align all affected products with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) policy on judicious use of antibiotics.   Under the policy, the growth promotion uses of medically important compounds will be phased out and veterinary oversight [...]

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Animal Health Industry Commits to FDA Guidance 213

Member Companies to Phase Out Use of Medically Important Antibiotic Products for Growth Promotion March 10, 2014 — Members of the Animal Health Institute (AHI) and the Generic Animal Drug Alliance (GADA) today announced their written commitments to align all affected products with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) policy on judicious use of antibiotics.   [...]

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Animal Health Stakeholders Discuss FDA Policy

Washington, D.C.  – Yesterday, representatives from the Animal Health Institute (AHI), National Pork Producers Council, and the American Veterinary Medical Association hosted a media call to discuss the Food and Drug Administration’s publication of the final Guidance 213 and proposed Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). These documents implement FDA’s policy of promoting judicious use of antibiotics [...]

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Animal Health Institute Statement on FDA Final Guidance 213

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Animal Health Institute (AHI) issued the following statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s publication of the final Guidance 213 and proposed VFD rule implementing the policy of extending veterinary oversight and eliminating  the subtherapeutic use of medical important antibiotics in animal agriculture. “Today’s publication of the Food and [...]

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Animal healthcare products continue sales recovery in 2012

Media Contact:    Ron Phillips:    (202) 637-2440 Washington, D.C., November 22, 2013 – Spending by Americans on products used to protect the health of companion and farm animals increased 5 percent in 2012 over 2011, not adjusted for inflation, totaling nearly $7.4 billion, according to the Animal Health Institute’s Market Sales Report. The three product [...]

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Animal health companies increase investments in research and development in 2012

Media Contact: Ron Phillips     (202) 637-2440 WASHINGTON, D.C., November 22, 2013 –Animal Health Institute member companies invested $747 million in 2012 on the discovery and development of new medicines for animals and the maintenance of existing products.  That figure is a 4.6 percent increase over the previous year, according to AHI’s latest Research and Development [...]

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Advances in Animal Agriculture (via Animal Agriculture Alliance)

The Animal Agriculture Alliance released a report detailing the efforts and progress America’s livestock, poultry and egg producers have made over more than a decade in ensuring animal well-being, protecting the environment, using antibiotics responsibly and producing the world’s safest food. Titled “Advances in Animal Agriculture; What the Center for a Livable Future, Pew Commission [...]

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AHI Statement on CDC Report

AHI Statement on CDC Report Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013 September 16, 2013 Today’s antibiotic resistance report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is consistent with what research has shown for a long time:  The largest antibiotic resistance threats are not connected to the use of antibiotics to keep food animals [...]

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Experts find first hint MERS may be infecting camels (via Daily Star)

Fifty camels from Oman had Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) antibodies in their blood, indicating they had exposure to the deadly virus at some point and leading researchers to think camels could be part of the chain that leads to human infections. Only 15 of 105 camels from other regions had MERS antibodies. Bats or [...]

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Human-Animal Medicine: Communicating Across the Species Divide

On June 25th, 2013, the Animal Health Institute (AHI), along with the American College of Preventive Medicine and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges brought together physicians, veterinarians, policymakers, academics and industry stakeholders for a panel discussion. The event on Capitol Hill focused on the nexus between human and animal health and examined the [...]

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