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Ophthalmic and Topical Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Miconazole, Polymixin B, and Prednisolone Suspension

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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 new animal drug application (NADA) filed by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV. The NADA provides for use of miconazole nitrate, polymixin B sulfate, and prednisolone acetate for the treatment of otitis externa in dogs.


This rule is effective January 29, 2010.

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

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Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Turnhoutseweg 30, B-2340 Beerse, Belgium, filed NADA 141-298 that provides for veterinary prescription use of SUROLAN (miconazole nitrate, polymixin B sulfate, and prednisolone acetate) Otic Suspension in dogs for the treatment of otitis externa associated with Start Printed Page 4693susceptible strains of yeast (Malassezia pachydermatis) and bacteria (Staphylococcus pseudintermedius). The NADA is approved as of November 23, 2009, and the regulations are amended in 21 CFR part 524 by adding new 21 CFR 524.1445 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.

FDA 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.

Under section 512(c)(2)(F)(ii) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360b(c)(2)(F)(ii)), this approval qualifies for 3 years of marketing exclusivity beginning on the date of approval.

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 524

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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. Add § 524.1445 to read as follows:

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Miconazole, polymixin B, and prednisolone suspension.

(a) Specifications. Each milliliter of suspension contains 23 milligrams (mg) miconazole nitrate, 0.5293 mg polymixin B sulfate, and 5 mg prednisolone acetate.

(b) Sponsor. See No. 012578 in 510.600(c) of this chapter.

(c) Conditions of use in dogs—(1) Amount. Instill five drops in the ear canal twice daily for 7 consecutive days.

(2) Indications for use. For the treatment of canine otitis externa associated with susceptible strains of yeast (Malassezia pachydermatis) and bacteria (Staphylococcus pseudintermedius).

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

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Dated: January 22, 2010.

Bernadette Dunham,

Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine.

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[FR Doc. 2010-1794 Filed 1-28-10; 8:45 am]