Pork producers want 'clean' drug-review law
The National Pork Producers Council in the US is
urging Congress to reauthorize an animal-drug review law, to approve a new
generic animal-drug review statute and to pass both measures without amendments
that would make it more difficult to keep animals healthy.
The Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA), first enacted in 2003, allows FDA 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. The
Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act (AGDUFA) would do the same for generic animal
Since ADUFA was signed into law, four new swine health products
have come on the market, helping producers fight the increasing challenges that
swine respiratory diseases have created for the industry. Additionally, last
year alone, veterinarians and pet owners received nine new products to help pets
live longer, healthier lives.
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