MUMS Legislative and Regulatory History

 
​1996 Congress passes Animal Drug Availability Act (ADAA) that requires FDA to propose ways to improve the availability of drugs for minor uses and minor species.​
1997​ FDA seeks public comment on documents including a "Discussion Draft: Proposals to Increase the Availability of Approved Animal Drugs for Minor Species and Minor Uses"​
1998​ FDA concludes federal statutes should be amended in report "Proposals to Increase the Legal Availability of Animal Drugs for Minor Species and Minor Uses"​
1999-2000​ MUMS Coalition established; uses FDA proposals and technical assistance to develop draft legislation​
2001-2002​ The Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Health Act is introduced, however Congress did not act on this legislation.​
2003-2004​ The Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Health Act is reintroduced into the House and Senate. Passes with unanimous consent out of the Senate​