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AHI Statement on FDA Sales Data Report

Media Contact:           Ron Phillips:    (202) 637-2440 WASHINGTON, DC, October 2, 2014 – Today’s antibiotic sales data report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a small part of the story about the public health impact of antibiotics used to keep food animals healthy. National sales information is limited in its use and does [...]

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AHI Comment on PCAST Report on Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a serious public health threat. Like the 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on antibiotic resistance, President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report provides an important perspective and context on antibiotic resistance and the role of both human and animal medicine. The Animal Health Institute [...]

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AHI Response to Reuters Story on Antibiotic Use in Chicken

Antibiotics are important tools used by producers and veterinarians to keep food animals healthy, which is essential to maintaining a healthy food supply. It is important to remember that they are only one of several tools and practices used. Animal health companies, producers and veterinarians work hard to minimize the need for antibiotics, use them [...]

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FDA updates Lists of Feed Mill Licenses & VFD Distrbutor Notifcations (via FDA)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated its lists of Approved Medicated Feed Mill Licenses and Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Distributor Notifications. Licensed facilities are allowed to manufacture animal feeds from Category II, Type A medicated articles. A VFD drug is intended for use in animal feeds, and such use of the VFD [...]

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FDA Announces FY 2015 Animal Drug User Fee Rates for ADUFA and AGDUFA (via FDA)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in the Federal Register the fiscal year 2015 rates and payment procedures for animal drugs subject to user fees under the Animal Drug User Fee Amendments of 2013 (ADUFA III) and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2013 (AGDUFA II). These resources support FDA’s responsibilities to [...]

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AHI Statement on Second Circuit Court of Appeals Decision upholding FDA action on Judicious use of Antibiotics

Today’s Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision supporting the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to pursue a collaborative stakeholder process to implement significant changes to antibiotic use rather than a regulatory action is a welcome development.  The court joins the Center for Disease Control and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology [...]

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FDA issues six-month antimicrobial resistance strategy update (via DairyHerd.com)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the first of its progress reports on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals. All 26 drug manufacturers affected by Guidance for Industry (GFI) #213 have now agreed to fully engage in the strategy by phasing out the use of medically important [...]

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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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