Animal & Veterinary
FDA Announces Public Meeting and Comment Period for ADUFA Reauthorization
February 21, 2008
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is publishing proposed recommendations for the reauthorization of the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) for fiscal years (FY) 2009 to 2013. A public meeting will be held on March 11, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at which the public may present its views on the recommendations. The public may also submit written comments until April 14, 2008.
ADUFA, enacted in 2003, authorized FDA to collect user fees from the animal health industry. These fees allow the approval process to be faster and more predictable.
For ADUFA Reauthorization FDA plans to carry forward and build on the performance goals from ADUFA. Proposed recommendations are designed to ensure sound financial footing for the Animal Drug Review Program; enhance the process for Review of Animal Drug Applications; and improve the Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure for Animal Drug Review.