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Other Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Sevoflurane

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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 supplemental new animal drug application (NADA) filed by Abbott Laboratories, Inc. The supplemental NADA provides for a revised induction dose of sevoflurane inhalant anesthetic in dogs.

DATES:

This rule is effective March 11, 2009.

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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, 240-276-8337, e-mail: melanie.berson@fda.hhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, IL 60064, has filed a supplement to NADA 141-103 for SEVOFLO (sevoflurane) used for induction and maintenance of general anesthesia in dogs. The supplemental NADA provides for a revised induction dose of sevoflurane. The supplemental NADA is approved as of July 27, 2006, and the regulations are amended in 21 CFR 529.2150 to reflect the approval.

Approval of this supplemental NADA did not require review of additional safety or effectiveness data or information. Therefore, a freedom of information summary is not required.

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 529

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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 529—CERTAIN OTHER 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. In § 529.2150, in the first sentence in paragraph (c)(1), remove “5 to 7 percent sevoflurane” and in its place add “Up to 7 percent sevoflurane”.

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Dated: March 3, 2009.

Steven D. Vaughn,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-4879 Filed 3-10-09; 8:45 am]

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