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CVM Lists Approved Animal Drugs on Easy to Use Web Site

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter 2008 Volume XXIII, No IV

On October 1, 2008, the Center for Veterinary Medicine launched a new Web site, “Animal Drugs @FDA,” an easily accessible link to a database of all approved animal drugs.

The new Web site provides an easy to use search capability. For example, the user can use simple word searches, or search by species, indications, ingredient, the New Animal Drug or Abbreviated New Animal Drug Application number, or dose form. The user can type in the information or use the “drop down” menu to make a selection.

Animal Drugs @ FDA Screenshot

Information presented about the drugs includes sponsor name and address, ingredient, species, routes of administration, dosage form, indications, and withdrawal time.

Information about approved drugs had previously been available through the “Database of Approved Animal Drugs (DAAD),” a database and Web site maintain for the past 20 years by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA. All of the data on approved animal drugs assembled by the university has been incorporated into a database that links to Animal Drugs @ FDA.

The new Web site is also home for the electronic files of listed drugs commonly known as the Green Book. FDA is required to make those files available under the Generic Animal Drug and Patent Term Restoration Act.

The development of the new database and Web site took approximately 2 years, according to Dr. Jeff Punderson, project coordinator for CVM.

The Animal Drugs @ FDA database will be maintained by CVM’s Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation. Dr. Charles Andres, a supervisor in ONADE, will be responsible for the database.

The current plan is to update the database monthly, Dr. Andres said. At some point, the Center expects to update the database as soon as a drug approval is publicly announced.

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