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Oral Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Meloxicam

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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 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. The NADA provides for use of meloxicam oral suspension for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs.

DATES:

This rule is effective July 21, 2003.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Melanie R. Berson, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-110), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 301-827-7540, e-mail: mberson@cvm.fda.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., 2621 North Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506-2002, filed NADA 141-213 that provides for use of METACAM (meloxicam) Oral Suspension for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs. The NADA is approved as of April 15, 2003, and the regulations are amended in 21 CFR part 520 by adding new § 520.1350 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 part 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 Start Printed Page 42968Branch (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)(i) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act) (21 U.S.C. 360b(c)(2)(F)(i)), this approval qualifies for 5 years of marketing exclusivity beginning April 15, 2003.

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 520

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

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PART 520—ORAL 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 520.1350 is added to read as follows:

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Meloxicam.

(a) Specifications. Each milliliter of suspension contains 0.5 or 1.5 milligrams (mg) meloxicam.

(b) Sponsor. See No. 000010 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter for uses as in paragraph (c) of this section.

(c) Conditions of use in dogs—(1) Amount. Administer orally 0.2 mg/kilogram (kg) body weight on the first day of treatment. For all treatment after day 1, administer 0.1 mg/kg body weight once daily.

(2) Indications for use. For the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.

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

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Dated: July 8, 2003.

Stephen F. Sundlof,

Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine.

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[FR Doc. 03-18354 Filed 7-18-03; 8:45 am]

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