December 01, 2009

 

 AAVPT takes charge of drug monographs

posted November 18, 2009
 

The American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics has become the owner of the Veterinary Clinical Drug Monographs originally belonging to U.S. Pharmacopeia.

The monographs are available at no cost on the AAVPT Web site at www.aavpt.org/DrugMonographs.shtml. The documents provide consensus-based veterinary pharmaceutical information, including approved product-label information and research data along with evidence-ranked, species-specific use recommendations.

Development of the monographs started in 1985 as a collaborative effort of the USP Veterinary Medicine Information Expert Committees and staff within the USP Veterinary Group. Members of the committees included veterinary pharmacologists, clinical pharmacologists, pharmacists, and species experts. The Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics published monographs on anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics in special issues in 2003 and 2004. The USP posted monographs on anthelmintics and certain compounded medications directly to the USP Web site.

The USP has transferred all the existing monographs as well as unpublished evidence tables and monographs in progress to the AAVPT. The AAVPT and the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology are discussing the development of new monographs and revisions of existing monographs.