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Oral Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Ivermectin Tablets and Chewables

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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 an abbreviated new animal drug application (ANADA) filed by Phoenix Scientific, Inc. The ANADA provides for veterinary prescription use of chewable ivermectin tablets in dogs to prevent canine heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae (Dirofilaria immitis) for 1 month (30 days) after infection.

DATES:

This rule is effective July 22, 2004.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lonnie W. Luther, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-104), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 301-827-8549, e-mail: lluther@cvm.fda.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Phoenix Scientific, Inc., 3915 South 48th St. Terrace, St. Joseph, MO 64503, filed ANADA 200-297 that provides for veterinary prescription use of Ivermectin Chewable Tablets for Dogs to prevent canine heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae (Dirofilaria immitis) for 1 month (30 days) after infection. Phoenix Scientific, Inc.'s Ivermectin Chewable Tablets for Dogs are approved as a generic copy of Merial Ltd.'s HEARTGARD Chewables, approved under NADA 140-886. The ANADA is approved as of June 18, 2004, and the regulations are amended in 21 CFR 520.1193 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.

The agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.33(a)(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 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 520.1193 is amended in paragraph (b)(2) by removing “No. 051311” and by adding in its place “Nos. 051311 and 059130”.

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Dated: July 13, 2004.

Stephen Sundlof,

Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine.

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[FR Doc. 04-16627 Filed 7-21-04; 8:45 am]

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