Skip to Content

Rule

Ophthalmic and Topical Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Ivermectin

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

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 supplemental new animal drug application (NADA) filed by Merial Ltd. The supplemental NADA provides for topical use of ivermectin on cattle to control infections and prevent reinfection with certain species of external and internal parasites.

DATES:

This rule is effective January 6, 2004.

Start Further Info

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Janis Messenheimer, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-135), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 301-827-7578, e-mail: jmessenh@cvm.fda.gov.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Merial Ltd., 3239 Satellite Blvd., Bldg. 500, Duluth, GA 30096-4640, filed a supplement to NADA 140-841 for IVOMEC (ivermectin) Pour-On for Cattle. The application provides for topical use of 0.5 percent ivermectin solution on cattle to control infections and prevent reinfection with Oesophagostomum radiatum and Dictyocaulus viviparus for 28 days after treatment, Cooperia punctata and Trichostrongylus axei for 21 days after treatment, C. surnabada for 14 days after treatment, and Damalinia bovis for 56 days after treatment. The NADA is approved as of November 24, 2003, and § 524.1193 is amended to reflect the approval. The basis of approval is discussed in the freedom of information summary.

In addition, the regulation is revised to remove two species of parasites, Oesophagostomum venulosum and Chorioptes bovis, which were codified in error during the original approval NADA 140-841 (55 FR 50551, December 7, 1990). Also at this time, the indication for Cooperia spp. is speciated as Cooperia oncophora, C. punctata, and C. surnabada to conform with current labeling practices. A veal calf warning statement is being added because residue depletion data for this class of cattle has not been submitted to the application.

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 Division of Dockets Management (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)(iii) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360b(c)(2)(F)(iii)), this approval qualifies for 3 years of marketing exclusivity beginning November 24, 2003. Exclusivity applies only to the extension of the persistent effectiveness claims for O. radiatum from 14 days after treatment to 28 days after treatment and for C. punctata and T. axei from 14 days after treatment to 21 days after treatment, and to the new persistent effectiveness claims for D. viviparus, C. surnabada, and D. bovis for which new data were required.

The agency has carefully considered the potential environmental impact of this action and has concluded that the action will not have a significant impact on the human environment and that an environmental impact statement is not required. FDA's finding of no significant impact and the evidence supporting that finding, contained in an environmental assessment, may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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.

Start List of Subjects

List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 524

End List of Subjects Start Amendment Part

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,

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 524—OPHTHALMIC AND TOPICAL DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS

End Part Start Amendment Part

1. The authority citation for

End Amendment Part Start Authority

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

End Authority Start Amendment Part

2. Section 524.1193 is amended by revising paragraphs (b), (e)(1), and (e)(2), and by adding two sentences to paragraph (e)(3) to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Ivermectin topical solution.
* * * * *

(b) Sponsors. See sponsors in § 510.600(c) of this chapter for use as in paragraph (e) of this section.

(1) No. 050604 for use as in paragraphs (e)(1), (e)(2)(i), (e)(2)(iii), and (e)(3) of this section.

(2) Nos. 051259, 051311, 058829, 059130, and 066916 for use as in paragraphs (e)(1), (e)(2)(i), (e)(2)(ii), and (e)(3) of this section.

* * * * *

(e) Conditions of use in cattle—(1) Amount. One mL per 22 pounds (0.5 milligram per kilogram) of body weight applied topically to the back of the animal.

(2) Indications for use—(i) It is used for the treatment and control of: Gastrointestinal roundworms (adults and fourth-stage larvae) Ostertagia ostertagi (including inhibited stage), Haemonchus placei, Trichostrongylus axei, T. colubriformis, Cooperia oncophora, C. punctata, C. surnabada, Oesophagostomum radiatum; (adults) Strongyloides papillosus, Trichuris spp.; lungworms (adults and fourth-stage larvae) Dictyocaulus viviparus; cattle grubs (parasitic stages) Hypoderma bovis, H. lineatum; mites Sarcoptes scabei var. bovis; lice Linognathus vituli, Haematopinus eurysternus, Damalinia bovis, Solenoptes capillatus; and horn flies Haematobia irritans.

(ii) It controls infections and prevents reinfection with O. ostertagi, O. radiatum, H. placei, T. axei, C. punctata, and C. oncophora for 14 days after treatment.

(iii) It controls infections and prevents reinfection with O. radiatum and D. viviparus for 28 days after treatment, C. punctata and T. axei for 21 days after treatment, H. placei, C. oncophora, and C. surnabada for 14 days after treatment, and D. bovis for 56 days after treatment.

(3) * * * A withdrawal period has not been established for this product on preruminating calves. Do not use on calves to be processed for veal.

Start Signature
Start Printed Page 502

Dated: December 24, 2003.

Steven D. Vaughn,

Director, Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation, Center for Veterinary Medicine.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 04-130 Filed 1-5-04; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 4160-01-S