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FDA Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee to Meet

October 15, 1998

The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA’s) Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee will convene on December 10-11, 1998, in the Holiday Inn-Gaithersburg, Two Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland. The meeting will be open to the public.

Antimicrobial products for use in animals must meet stringent standards for safety, efficacy, and quality to be approved. Due to concerns about antimicrobial resistance of public health significance, the safety assessment for these products needs to be updated to include evaluation of resistance development. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss a proposed framework on how to evaluate the potential public health hazard from resistant pathogens and resistance genes associated with the use of antimicrobials in food animals.

Additional information about the meeting will be provided in a future CVM UPDATE and also will be included on CVM's Internet Home Page after November 1. Also, FDA plans to publish a Federal Register (FR) notice announcing this meeting. After publication of the FR notice, FDA will accept requests to speak before the Committee.

An FDA Advisory Committee Information Hotline is available on 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee, code 12546. Please call the Hotline for information concerning any possible changes.


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Issued by: FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine

Communications Staff, HFV-12

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