AASV reviews PG600, Injectable Iron Supply
In response to numerous inquiries from members of the
American Association of Swine Veterinarians, Tom Burkgren, DVM, AASV president,
contacted the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine to express the importance of
accessing supplies of injectable 200mg iron dextran and
Bernadette Dunham, CVM director, assured AASV that the U.S. manufacturer of
200 mg iron dextran, Sparhawk, has sufficient product in the pipeline to take
care of all the industry's needs.
FDA was very helpful in working with
the AASV to facilitate the importation of injectable iron products to help
alleviate recent shortages. A Canadian manufacturer was allowed to ship product
to the US in July but will not be allowed in the future unless a NADA is issued
for that product.
Dunham indicates that the FDA "hold" on PG600 will be
released soon and product will then be shipped.
Association of Swine Veterinarians
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