Legislation and Regulations in Laboratory Animal Welfare
An overview of animal welfare legislation and regulation for laboratory animals, as well as actions the AVMA is taking to improve it.
Uniform horse-racing rules gaining momentum
Proposed uniform national horse-racing reforms by the RMTC involve medication regulation and enforcement, including laboratory testing.
The veterinary profession's role in addressing the opioid epidemic
AVMA strongly recommends that veterinarians, legislators, state veterinary medical boards, and state pharmacy boards work together to create practical…
50 years later, animal welfare act is a work in progress
The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966, originally to protect laboratory animals while also regulating animal dealers and the
Approved animal drugs to increase under new law
President Bush signed into law Aug. 2 legislation that will increase the number of approved animal drugs
AVMA request: Commenting deadline for compounding
Renewed focus on race-day medications
Ssome in the industry are calling for an outright ban on race-day medication, and so is newly introduced federal legislation.
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Initiative focuses on racing integrity
The American Association of Equine Practitioners has created an initiative called Prescription for Racing Reform
More animal drugs for minor uses, minor species
The Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Health Act has so far played a part in the development process for new drugs to treat fish, shrimp,
Policies address extension services, DEA numbers
Board also approves items relevant to aquatic medicine, environmental issues, hospice care, military dogs posted May 18, 2011 Aquatic…
Cannabis research for veterinary patients advancing, cautiously
More than half the country has legalized marijuana use in one form or another.
Judge allows bulk ingredients for compounding
The Food and Drug Administration doesn't have the authority to stop a Florida pharmacy from using bulk pharmaceutical ingredients to
Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act is now law
President Obama signed the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, making it legal for veterinarians to have access to travel with and use controlled…
States track dispensing to counter drug fraud
A third of states and the District of Columbia require reports from veterinarians when they dispense controlled substances
Marijuana treatments, drug monitoring programs discussed
AVMA House of Delegates members want the Association to develop policies and further guidance on emerging issues affecting the profession, such as
The slow rise of generic animal drugs
In human medicine, generic drugs accounted for 88 percent of prescriptions dispensed in the United States as of 2014. Currently, generic