April 10, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published its fifth annual report summarizing the sales and distribution data of antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals. This summary report reflects sales and distribution information from the year prior to the FDA’s announcement to implement its judicious use strategy.
Section 105 of the Animal Drug User Fee Amendments of 2008 (ADUFA 105) requires antimicrobial drug sponsors to report to FDA on an annual basis the amount of antimicrobial drugs they sell or distribute for use in food-producing animals. These sales and distribution data do not directly correlate to actual use of the products.
ADUFA 105 also requires the FDA to prepare summary reports of sales and distribution information received from drug sponsors each year, by antimicrobial class for classes with three or more distinct sponsors, and to provide those summaries to the public.
Please see the 2013 Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animals for more information.