Sale of human-label drug products to veterinarians

  1. Because there are a limited number of drugs labeled for use in animals, veterinarians need to have access to human-labeled prescription drugs to effectively treat patients. As licensed health professionals, veterinarians must use them according to their best medical judgment in compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  2. The Food and Drug Administration has confirmed that veterinarians may legally obtain human-label prescription drugs; however, suppliers may not promote the sale of these products to veterinarians.
  3. Veterinarians have the legal obligation to comply with AMDUCA regulations (21CFR530) when using any human or animal-labeled product for treatment of animals.

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Use of prescription drugs in veterinary medicine