FDA Releases Strategic Plan for Veterinary Medicine Program

Posted 24 April 2012 | By Alexander Gaffney, RAC 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a new strategic plan for its veterinary medicine program for the 2012-2016 period, outlining the regulatory goals for FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine.

The plan, intertwined with FDA's plan for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), provides seven "strategic program goals" and dozens of specific initiatives meant to carry out those strategic program goals.

FDA's Foods and Veterinary Medicine Strategic Plan 2012 - 2016includes provisions to "advance animal drug safety and effectiveness" by reducing off-label use of marketed animal drugs, cutting down on counterfeit animal drugs and promoting the "judicious" use of antibiotics in animals.

FDA also said it hopes to "enhance the capabilities of the Adverse Drug Event (ADE) pharmacovigilance surveillance system" for animal drugs and develop "risk-based frameworks" to assure animal drug safety.

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FDA Announces Final Strategic Plan for the Foods and Veterinary Medicine Program

FDA - Foods and Veterinary Medicine Strategic Plan 2012 - 2016

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