FDA launches public-access database of animal drug approvals

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The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine announced Oct. 1 the availability of a new database of approved animal drugs. Animal Drugs @ FDA is a publicly accessible Web-based application available through the CVM home page.

Animal Drugs @ FDA replaces the Database of Approved Animal Drug Products, or Green Book, developed and managed by the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Drug Information Laboratory at Virginia Tech University.

The new application allows users to search for detailed descriptions of all FDA-approved new animal drugs. The search tool not only allows users to conduct simple word searches but is also capable of more complex searches through the following eight specific search criteria: NADA/ANADA, Sponsor, Ingredients, Proprietary, Dose Form, Route, Species, and Indications.

Under the Generic Animal Drug and Patent Term Restoration Act, the CVM will continue to make available on its Web site electronic files of listed drugs previously provided through the Green Book.

Animal Drugs @ FDA can be accessed directly at accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/animaldrugsatfda/.