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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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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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AHI Commends Bipartisan Congressional Passage of ADUFA

Washington, DC, June 5, 2013 — The Animal Health Institute today extended praise and appreciation to Congress for its bipartisan efforts in reauthorizing the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA).  The bill, S. 622, was passed by the House of Representatives Monday evening and will now be sent to the President for his signature. “Animal [...]

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AHI’s Open Letter to Veterinarians on Animal Drug Compounding

AHI is involved in the Congressional debate on animal drug compounding. We believe legal, veterinary-driven compounding is important for animal health, but abuses threaten the health and safety of animals. See our open letter to veterinarians for more information on our views of animal drug compounding.   For additional information visit our page on Animal [...]

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AHI Statement on FDA Response to Environmental Working Group Report

In response to “FDA Cautions in Interpretation of Antimicrobial Resistance Data,”  citing that the Environmental Working Group’s report of the 2011 Retail Meat Annual Report of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), the Animal Health Institute issued the following statement: Statement: “The Animal Health Institute applauds the FDA for setting the record straight with [...]

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AHI Statement: Antibiotic usage on the farm is heavily scrutinized

A recent New York Times article called into question the government oversight of antibiotics used to keep food animals healthy.  Antibiotic usage on the farm is heavily scrutinized.  A rigorous FDA review process is backed up by USDA testing for residues and FDA management over the monitoring of resistant pathogens in meat, animals and humans.  [...]

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