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Oral Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Fluoxetine

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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 Elanco Animal Health. The NADA provides for veterinary prescription use of fluoxetine hydrochloride chewable tablets for the treatment of canine separation anxiety.

DATES:

This rule is effective February 12, 2007.

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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: melanie.berson@fda.hhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Elanco Animal Health, A Division of Eli Lilly & Co., Lilly Corporate Center, Indianapolis, IN 46285, filed NADA 141 272 that provides for veterinary prescription use of RECONCILE (fluoxetine hydrochloride) Chewable Tablets for the treatment of canine separation anxiety in conjunction with a behavior modification plan. The NADA is approved as of January 19, 2007, and the regulations in part 520 (21 CFR part 520) are amended by adding new § 520.980 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 January 19, 2007.

FDA 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. Add § 520.980 to read as follows:

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Fluoxetine.

(a) Specifications. Each chewable tablet contains 8, 16, 32, or 64 milligrams (mg) fluoxetine hydrochloride.

(b) Sponsor. See No. 000986 in § 510.600 of this chapter.

(c) Conditions of use in dogs—(1) Amount. 1 to 2 mg per kilogram body weight once daily.

(2) Indications for use. For the treatment of canine separation anxiety in conjunction with a behavior modification plan.

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

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Dated: January 31, 2007.

Stephen F. Sundlof,

Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine.

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[FR Doc. E7-2172 Filed 2-9-07; 8:45 am]

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