Understand the rules for veterinary compounding, and get resources to support your work with clients whose animals require compounded medications.
Compounding is the customized manipulation of a drug by a veterinarian, or by a pharmacist upon the prescription of a veterinarian, to meet the needs…
Understand the terminology used in talking about veterinary compounding.
Alert: US Compounding recalls all sterile compounded products nationwide
Concern about lack of sterility assurance
US Map Compounding Laws
AVMA Policies on compounding
AVMA policies Compounding Compounding from Unapproved (Bulk)
Compounding: How do new rules affect you?
The FDA says it will start phasing in inspectional activities in April for its new guidance on compounding from bulk drug substances. Here’s what…
Compounding guidance for veterinarians
Learn about the regulatory parameters, quality control assurance, and practice considerations when using compounded products in veterinary medicine.
USP publishes final compounding chapters
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP), which sets pharmaceutical standards that apply to both human and veterinary medicine, has released final…
Your pet's compounded medication
Video summarizes compounding rules
The AVMA has released a video for veterinarians titled “Compounding 101” that summarizes the basic rules of drug compounding in veterinary
No ruling coming in compounding dispute
A Florida pharmacy and federal drug authorities have fought for 2 1/2 years over the legality of compounding animal drugs from bulk pharmaceutical…
Compounding: FAQs for veterinarians
Get answers to the compounding questions veterinarians most frequently ask the AVMA.
Compounder recalls 6 months of prescriptions
A Florida drug compounder issued a recall for all of its sterile animal- and human-use products distributed during a six-month
AVMA Answers: Pharmaceutical compounding
Generally, the federal regulations require that, for a drug to be compounded legally, a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship must exist, the…
AAEP releases compounding guidelines
The Drug Compounding Task Force of the AAEP has released guidelines regarding the responsible use of compounded medications by veterinarians.
FDA warns compounders, veterinarians
FDA warns compounders, veterinarians The Food and Drug Administration has issued at least five warning letters to …
Compounding from bulk drug substances
Learn about GFI #256, which clarifies the circumstances under which FDA does not intend to pursue enforcement action for compounding animal drugs from…
Practice inefficiencies compound veterinary stress
A high number of veterinarians say they are considering leaving their dream job for reasons unrelated to retirement. The surprising trend was one of…
Alert: Compounded sterile products (expanded recall)
Lack of sterility assurance
FDA issues draft guidance on compounding
AVMA is undertaking a careful review of the proposal with broad input from AVMA members and other veterinary stakeholders. We'll work with FDA to…
Compounded drug linked to horse deaths
Three horses died after receiving compounded drugs that appear to have had about 20 times the pyrimethamine indicated on the label.
Alert: All compounded injectable prescription medications
Lack of sterility assurance