Human Medications, Human Drugs, Animal Medications, Animal Drugs, Pharmacy law, Pharmaceutical law, Compounding law, Sterile and Non Sterile Compounding 797 Compliance, Veterinary law, Veterinary
Compounding Law; Health Care; Awareness of all Types of Compounding Issues;
Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), Outsourcing Facilities
Food and Drug Administration and Compliance Issues
As FDA Commissioner, addressing the opioid epidemic and the misuse and abuse of these drugs remains one of my highest priorities. As we look at tackling the opioid crisis, it’s important that we take a close look at all the access points where these powerful medications can be obtained. We must also ensure that all health care professionals understand their role and responsibility in prescribing these products, and lend our support in appropriately managing them.
The FDA knows that veterinarians are also on the front lines when it comes to combatting the opioid epidemic that has gripped much of our country, and that keeping opioids secure in the veterinary practice, while retaining access for patient who need pain control, is a primary concern. Today, the agency has published a resource that will help veterinarians comply with federal and state regulations for prescribing, storing and disposing of these products; know how to help pets that overdose; and identify signs that may indicate the potential for abuse. Please see: