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CPG Sec. 655.400 The Status of Syringes and Needles for Animal Use

 

BACKGROUND:

Since there are on the market a number of injectable drugs for animal use which are approved for over-the-counter sale, it follows that the needles and syringes necessary to deliver such drug to the animal must likewise be available without prescription. *CVM*, therefore, has never sought to require that needles and syringes be restricted to prescription legend use. *CVM* is aware, however, that in certain areas devices of this nature may be restricted to prescription sale by local or state laws.

POLICY:

*CVM* will not concur in regulatory action against needles and syringes intended for animal use merely because they are distributed without prescription legend labeling.

*Material between asterisks is new or revised*

Issued: 10/1/80
Revised: 6/2/87