Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
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 progesterone intravaginal inserts and dinoprost tromethamine by injection for synchronization of estrus in lactating dairy cows.
This rule is effective October 14, 2010.Start Further Info
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Pharmacia & Upjohn Co., a Division of Pfizer, Inc., 235 East 42d St., New York, NY 10017 filed a supplement to NADA 141-200 that provides for use of EAZI-BREED CIDR Progesterone Intravaginal Inserts and dinoprost tromethamine by injection for synchronization of estrus in lactating dairy cows. The NADA is approved as of July 22, 2010, and the regulations are amended in 21 CFR 529.1940 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.
Under section 512(c)(2)(F)(iii) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360b(c)(2)(F)(iii)), this supplemental approval qualifies for 3 years of marketing exclusivity beginning on the date of approval.
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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 529End List of Subjects Start Amendment Part
Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under the authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and redelegated to the Center for Veterinary Medicine,End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 529—CERTAIN OTHER DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. In § 529.1940, revise paragraphs (d)(2) and (e)(1) and remove the last sentence in paragraph (e)(2)(iii) to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(d) * * *
(2) Cows. This product is approved with the concurrent use of dinoprost solution when used for indications listed in paragraphs (e)(1)(ii)(A) and (e)(1)(ii)(B) of this section. See § 522.690(c) of this chapter.
(e) * * *
(1) Cows—(i) Amount. Administer one intravaginal insert per animal for 7 days. When used for indications listed in paragraph (e)(1)(ii)(A) of this section, administer 25 milligrams (mg) dinoprost (5 milliliters (mL) of 5 mg/mL solution as in § 522.690(a) of this chapter) as a single intramuscular injection 1 day prior to insert removal (Day 6). When used for indications listed in paragraph (e)(1)(ii)(B) of this section, administer 25 mg dinoprost as a single intramuscular injection on the day of insert removal (Day 7).
(ii) Indications for use—(A) For synchronization of estrus in suckled beef cows and replacement beef and dairy heifers; for advancement of first postpartum estrus in suckled beef cows; and for advancement of first pubertal estrus in replacement beef heifers.
(B) For synchronization of estrus in lactating dairy cows.
(C) For synchronization of the return to estrus in lactating dairy cows Start Printed Page 63086inseminated at the immediately preceding estrus.
(iii) Limitations. Do not use in beef or dairy heifers of insufficient size or age for breeding or in animals with abnormal, immature, or infected genital tracts. Do not use in beef cows that are fewer than 20 days postpartum. Do not use an insert more than once. To prevent the potential transmission of venereal and bloodborne diseases, the inserts should be disposed after a single use. Administration of vaginal inserts for periods greater than 7 days may result in reduced fertility. Dinoprost solution provided by No. 000009 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter.
Dated: October 8, 2010.
Steven D. Vaughn,
Director, Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation, Center for Veterinary Medicine.
[FR Doc. 2010-25893 Filed 10-13-10; 8:45 am]
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