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Implantation or Injectable Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; N-Butylscopolammonium Bromide

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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 the veterinary prescription use of a solution of N-butylscopolammonium bromide by intravenous injection for the control of abdominal pain (colic) associated with spasmodic colic, flatulent colic, and simple impactions in horses.

DATES:

This rule is effective June 25, 2004.

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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, 301-827-7543, 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 141-228 for the veterinary prescription use of BUSCOPAN (N-butylscopolammonium bromide) Injectable Solution by intravenous injection for the control of abdominal pain (colic) associated with spasmodic colic, flatulent colic, and simple impactions in horses. The NADA is approved as of May 3, 2004, and 21 CFR part 522 is amended by adding § 522.275 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 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)(i) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360b(c)(2)(F)(i)), this approval qualifies for 5 years of marketing exclusivity beginning May 3, 2004.

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 522

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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 522—IMPLANTATION OR INJECTABLE 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 522.275 is added to read as follows:

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N-Butylscopolammonium bromide.

(a) Specifications. Each milliliter of solution contains 20 milligrams (mg) N-butylscopolammonium bromide.

(b) Sponsor. See No. 000010 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter.

(c) Conditions of use in horses—(1) Amount. 0.3 mg per kilogram of body weight (0.14 mg per pound) slowly intravenously.

(2) Indications for use. For the control of abdominal pain (colic) associated with spasmodic colic, flatulent colic, and simple impactions.

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

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Dated: June 14, 2004.

Linda Tollefson,

Acting Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine.

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[FR Doc. 04-14438 Filed 6-24-04; 8:45 am]

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