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Implantation or Injectable Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Butorphanol

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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 IVX Animal Health, Inc. The ANADA provides for veterinary prescription use of butorphanol tartrate injectable solution in cats for the relief of pain.

DATES:

This rule is effective May 18, 2007.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

John K. Harshman, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-104), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 301-827-0169, e-mail: john.harshman@fda.hhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

IVX Animal Health, Inc., 3915 South 48th Street Ter., St. Joseph, MO 64503, filed ANADA 200-408 that provides for veterinary prescription use of Butorphanol Tartrate Injection (2mg/mL) in cats for the relief of pain. IVX Animal Health, Inc.'s Butorphanol Tartrate Injection (2mg/mL) is approved as a generic copy of Fort Dodge Animal Health, a Div. of Wyeth's TORBUGESIC-SA (butorphanol tartrate, USP), approved under NADA 141-047. The ANADA is approved as of April 20, 2007, and the regulations are amended in 21 CFR 522.246 to reflect the approval and a current format.

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.

FDA 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.

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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. Revise § 522.246 to read as follows:

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Butorphanol.

(a) Specifications. Each milliliter of solution contains butorphanol (as butorphanol tartrate) in the following amounts:

(1) 0.5 milligrams (mg);

(2) 2 mg; or

(3) 10 mg

(b) Sponsors. See sponsors in § 510.600(c) of this chapter as follows:

(1) No. 000856 for use of the product described in paragraph (a)(1) as in paragraph (d)(1) of this section; for use of the product described in paragraph (a)(2) as in paragraph (d)(2) of this section; and for use of the product described in paragraph (a)(3) as in paragraph (d)(3) of this section.

(2) No. 059130 for use of the product described in paragraph (a)(2) as in paragraph (d)(2) of this section.

(3) Nos. 057926 and 059130 for use of the product described in paragraph (a)(3) as in paragraph (d)(3) of this section.

(c) Special considerations. Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

(d) Conditions of use—(1) Dogs—(i) Amount. Administer 0.025 mg per pound of body weight by subcutaneous injection at intervals of 6 to 12 hours, as required. If necessary, increase dose to a maximum of 0.05 mg per pound of body weight. Treatment should not normally be required for longer than 7 days.

(ii) Indications for use. For the relief of chronic nonproductive cough associated with tracheo-bronchitis, tracheitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, and pharyngitis associated with inflammatory conditions of the upper respiratory tract.

(2) Cats—(i) Amount. Administer 0.2 mg per pound of body weight by subcutaneous injection. Dose may be repeated up to 4 times per day. Do not treat for more than 2 days.

(ii) Indications for use. For the relief of pain in cats caused by major or minor trauma, or pain associated with surgical procedures.

(3) Horses—(i) Amount. Administer 0.05 mg per pound of body weight by intravenous injection. Dose may be repeated within 3 to 4 hours. Treatment should not exceed 48 hours.

(ii) Indications for use. For the relief of pain associated with colic and postpartum pain in adult horses and yearlings.

(iii) Limitations. Do not use in horses intended for human consumption.

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Dated: May 3, 2007.

Bernadette Dunham,

Deputy Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine.

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[FR Doc. E7-9557 Filed 5-17-07; 8:45 am]

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