April 01, 2005

In recent months, the Food and Drug Administration has been cracking down on illegal drug compounding. The agency's efforts highlight the need for the veterinary profession to understand what the FDA requires for a drug to be compounded legally.


USDA launches avian influenza project The Department of Agriculture is contributing $5 million to establish a research and education project to help prevent and control avian influenza. The multidisciplinary team of researchers and extension specialists represent 17 states, and will be led by the University of Maryland. "This grant integrates critical research, education, and extension activities that will lead to the improved prevention and control of avian influenza, a disease that continues to threaten the commercial poultry industry and has caused millions of dollars in losses in the past few years," said Agriculture Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics Joseph J. Jen. "This grant will bring together a grou ...