June 01, 2004

AVMA News

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Posted May 15, 2004 The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists and various local pharmacists are urging veterinarians and pet owners to lobby the Food and Drug Administration to withdraw its compliance policy guide on compounding of drugs. Even though the AVMA Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents acknowledges that the CPG is not perfect, it does not favor withdrawal of the guide. The CPG, which the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine issued in its current form in 2003, regulates the compounding of drugs by veterinarians and pharmacists for use in animals. A task force comprising veterinarians, pharmacists, and regulators offered concepts that the CVM incorporated in the original version in 1996. One of the reasons the IACP is ...

Veterinary Community

Posted May 15, 2004 Memorial contributions to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation are gratefully accepted. When making such contributions, please indicate the name and address of the individual who should receive notification of your donation. Contact: AVMF 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100 Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360 (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6689 www.avmf.org AVMA member AVMA honor roll member Nonmember William D. Buzard Dr. Buzard (MO '54), 79, Excelsior Springs, Mo., died Oct. 12, 2003. He was a retired large animal practitioner. Dr. Buzard's wife, Bonnie; three sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials in his name may be made to the Excelsior Springs Medical Center Foundation, c/o Gibson Funeral Home, 201 S. Main, Carrollton, MO 64633. ...