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Veterinary medicines
FDA introduces ‘final rule’ on use of antibiotics in feed

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THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA has taken a further step in its strategy to ensure judicious use of antibiotics in food-producing animals in the USA.

On June 2, the FDA announced the introduction of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) ‘final rule’, which outlines the process for authorising the use of VFD drugs (ie, animal drugs intended for use in or on animal feed that require the supervision of a licensed veterinarian). The FDA said that the rule would provide veterinarians in all US states with a framework for authorising the use of …

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