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Ophthalmic and Topical Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Imidacloprid and Ivermectin

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect approval of a new animal drug application (NADA) filed by Bayer Corp., Agriculture Division, Animal Health. The NADA provides for veterinary prescription use in dogs of an imidacloprid and ivermectin topical solution for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis and treatment of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis).

DATES:

This rule is effective December 26, 2002.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Melanie R. Berson, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-110), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Pl., Start Printed Page 78685Rockville, MD 20855, 301-827-7543, e-mail: mberson@cvm.fda.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Bayer Corp., Agriculture Division, Animal Health, P.O. Box 390, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201, filed NADA 141-208 that provides for veterinary prescription use in dogs of ADVANTAGE DUO (imidacloprid and ivermectin) Topical Solution for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by D. immitis and treatment of flea infestations (C. felis). The NADA is approved as of September 27, 2002, and the regulations are amended by adding 21 CFR 524.1140 to reflect the approval. The basis of approval is discussed in the freedom of information summary.

In accordance with the freedom of information provisions of 21 CFR part 20 and 21 CFR 514.11(e)(2)(ii), a summary of safety and effectiveness data and information submitted to support approval of this application may be seen in the Dockets Management Branch (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Under section 512(c)(2)(F)(ii) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360b(c)(2)(F)(ii)), this approval qualifies for 3 years of marketing exclusivity beginning September 27, 2002.

The agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.33(d)(1) that this action is of a type that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. Therefore, neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required.

This rule does not meet the definition of “rule” in 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(A) because it is a rule of “particular applicability.” Therefore, it is not subject to the congressional review requirements in 5 U.S.C. 801-808.

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List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 524

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Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and redelegated to the Center for Veterinary Medicine,

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PART 524—OPHTHALMIC AND TOPICAL DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS

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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 21 U.S.C. 360b.

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2. Section 524.1140 is added to read as follows:

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Imidacloprid and ivermectin.

(a) Specifications. The product is available in unit applicator tubes containing 0.4, 1.0, 2.5, or 4.0 milliliters (mL). Each mL of solution contains 100 milligrams (mg) imidacloprid and 800 micrograms (μg) ivermectin.

(b) Sponsor. See No. 000859 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter.

(c) Conditions of Use in Dogs—(1) Amount. The recommended minimum dosage is 4.5 mg/pound (lb) (10 mg/kilogram (kg)) of imidacloprid and 36.4 μg/lb (80 μg/kg) of ivermectin, topically once a month.

(2) Indications for Use. For the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis; kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis).

(3) Limitations. Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

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Dated: December 17, 2002.

Stephen F. Sundlof,

Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine.

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[FR Doc. 02-32442 Filed 12-24-02; 8:45 am]

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