US congress approves animal-drug review laws
Pork Producers Council has praised Congress for approving legislation to reauthorise an animal-drug
review law and to implement a new generic animal-drug review
Both developments will give pork producers access
to products that safeguard animal and public health.
The Senate approved H.R. 6432, the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) and the
Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act (AGDUFA), by unanimous consent. The House July
30 passed the bill on a voice vote.
â€œWe want to commend the leadership on both sides of the aisle in the Senate
and House for approving this important legislation,â€ said NPPC President Bryan
Black, a pork producer from Canal Winchester, Ohio.
â€œCongress' action will help ensure that pork producers have access to
products that keep our pigs healthy and our products safe and wholesome.â€
First enacted in 2003, ADUFA allows the US Food and Drug Administration to
collect fees from the animal health industry for the review and approval of
animal health products.
The fees supplement the agency's annual
congressionally-approved appropriations and have enabled FDA to dramatically
reduce its review time for new animal drugs, bringing medications to the market
more quickly while maintaining high standards for safety and effectiveness.
AGDUFA will do the same for generic animal drugs.
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