FDA Withdraws Draft Guidance for Animal Drug Compounding

  |   Federal Regulatory

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is withdrawing draft Guidance for Industry (GFI) #230, “Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Drug Substances” in order to clarify that the agency does not plan to finalize the current draft, but instead intends to issue a new draft for public comment next year. The draft guidance issued in May 2015 proposed conditions under which the FDA generally would not intend to take action against the compounding of animal drugs from bulk drug substances, with the...

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WSVMA 2018-19 Member Services Directory – is your information current?

  |   WSVMA News

Attention Practice Owners and Practice Managers! The WSVMA is currently asking for corrections and changes to your information for inclusion in our 2018-2019 Member Services Directory. We are currently preparing the 2018-2019 edition of the WSVMA Directory.  This directory attempts to be all inclusive for veterinarians and veterinary practices in Washington State.  We are asking all practices to email or fax a list of their doctors to the office, so that we may confirm the information we have on file is correct....

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Stop Using Antibiotics in Healthy Animals, World Health Organization Says – Time.com WHO Guidelines on Antibiotics in Conflict With Science, USDA Says – Drovers.com Personal accounts: A single mom surviving on a vet tech’s pay – DVM 360 Trends fuel demand for veterinarians - CNBC Frequently Asked Questions about Animal Drugs - FDA...

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Setting your (medical) records straight

  |   Practice Management

If you have been practicing in Washington for several years, it is a good bet you have not reviewed the Practice Act since your initial licensing. It is important to remember, however, that the rules do periodically change. You should include a review of the Practice Act in your continuing education plans every few years to avoid inadvertent violations. Since the “Act” is not a thrilling read, I thought I would try to provide a more palatable review of the...

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States consider animal welfare, dogs dining in restaurants

  |   Animal Welfare

Although most state legislatures are currently out of session, a number of state proposals related to animal welfare came forth this month from D.C., Michigan, New York, and Ohio. In Michigan, a new bill would prohibit any person from leaving or confining an animal in an unattended motor vehicle under conditions that endanger the health or well-being of the animal. The District of Columbia proposed a bill that would allow food establishments to permit dogs in outdoor dining areas and...

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