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New Animal Drugs for Use in Animal Feeds; Melengestrol; Monensin

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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 Pharmacia & Upjohn Co., a Division of Pfizer, Inc. The supplemental NADA provides for use of the same increased dose levels approved for single-ingredient Type C medicated feeds for heifers fed in confinement for slaughter containing melengestrol acetate or monensin in two-way, combination drug Type C medicated feeds containing melengestrol acetate and monensin.

DATES:

This rule is effective November 19, 2009.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Suzanne J. Sechen, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-126), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240-276-8105, e-mail: suzanne.sechen@fda.hhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Pharmacia & Upjohn Co., a Division of Pfizer, Inc., 235 East 42d St., New York, NY 10017, filed a supplement to NADA 125-476 for use of MGA (melengestrol acetate) and RUMENSIN (monensin, USP) single-ingredient Type A medicated articles to make two-way, combination drug Type C medicated feeds for heifers fed in confinement for slaughter. The supplemental NADA provides for use of the same increased dose levels approved for single ingredient Type C medicated feeds containing melengestrol acetate or monensin in the two-way, combination drug Type C medicated feeds. The supplemental application is approved as of October 1, 2009, and the regulations are amended in 21 CFR 558.342 to reflect the approval.

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 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 558

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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 558—NEW ANIMAL DRUGS FOR USE IN ANIMAL FEEDS

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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 21 U.S.C. 360b, 371.

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2. In § 558.342, add paragraph (e)(1)(x) to read as follows:

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Melengestrol.

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Melengestrol acetate in mg/head/dayCombination in mg/head/dayIndications for useLimitationsSponsor
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(x) 0.25 to 0.5Monensin 50 to 480.Heifers fed in confinement for slaughter: As in paragraph (e)(1)(i) of this section; and for the prevention and control of coccidiosis due to Eimeria bovis and E. zuernii.Add at the rate of 0.5 to 2.0 lb/head/day a medicated feed (liquid or dry) containing 0.125 to 1.0 mg melengestrol acetate/lb to a feed containing 10 to 40 g of monensin per ton to provide 0.25 to 0.5 mg melengestrol acetate/head/day and 0.14 to 0.42 mg monensin/lb body weight, depending on severity of coccidiosis challenge, up to 480 mg monensin/head/day.   Monensin provided by No. 000986 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter.000009
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Dated: November 9, 2009.

Steven D. Vaughn,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-27744 Filed 11-18-09; 8:45 am]

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