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Implantation or Injectable Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan

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Food and Drug Administration, HHS.


Final rule.


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 Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The supplemental NADA provides for additional vial sizes for an injectable solution of polysulfated glycosaminoglycan.


This rule is effective December 21, 2009.

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Melanie R. Berson, Center for Veterinary Start Printed Page 67816Medicine (HFV-110), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240-276-8337, e-mail:

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Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Animal Health Division, Shirley, NY 11967, filed a supplement to NADA 140-901 for ADEQUAN (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), an injectable solution approved for use in horses and dogs by veterinary prescription for noninfectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint disease. The supplemental NADA provides for additional vial sizes. The application is approved as of November 10, 2009, and the regulations are amended in 21 CFR 522.1850 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 § 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 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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1. The authority citation for

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

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2. In § 522.1850, revise paragraph (a) to read as follows:

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Polysulfated glycosaminoglycan.

(a) Specifications. (1) Each 1-milliliter (mL) ampule of solution contains 250 milligrams (mg) polysulfated glycosaminoglycan.

(2) Each mL of solution packaged in 5-mL ampules or 20-, 30-, or 50-mL vials contains 100 mg polysulfated glycosaminoglycan.

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Dated: December 15, 2009.

Bernadette Dunham,

Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine.

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[FR Doc. E9-30222 Filed 12-18-09; 8:45 am]