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Unapproved and misbranded antimicrobial animal drugs

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The FDA announced the issuance of nine warning letters to manufacturers and distributors of unapproved and misbranded antimicrobial animal drugs for violations of federal law.

The following companies received warning letters:

- American Aquarium Products
- Aquanest Biotic
- Aquarium Pharmacy LLC
- California Veterinary Supply
- Chewy Inc.
- Kraft Drug
- Midland Veterinary Services LLC
- Silver Lease LLC
- Valley Veterinary Clinic LTD

The products are marketed and labeled for minor species such as aquarium fish and pet birds. They contain antimicrobials that are important in human medicine, such as amoxicillin, penicillin, tetracycline, and erythromycin, and are being illegally marketed over the counter.

Anyone currently using or administering the products included in these warning letters should safely dispose of them.
These products contain antimicrobials that are important in human medicine and using them without medical oversight contributes to the development of antimicrobial resistance.

The FDA has not verified their safety or effectiveness as part of the animal drug review process or facility inspections.