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Implantation or Injectable Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Flunixin

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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 abbreviated new animal drug application (ANADA) filed by Agri Laboratories, Ltd. The supplemental ANADA provides for use of flunixin meglumine solution by intravenous injection in lactating dairy cows for control of pyrexia associated with acute bovine mastitis.

DATES:

This rule is effective December 8, 2010.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

John K. Harshman, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-104), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240-276-8197, e-mail: john.harshman@fda.hhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agri Laboratories, Ltd., P.O. Box 3103, St. Joseph, MO 64503, filed a supplement to ANADA 200-061 that provides for veterinary prescription use of FLU-NIX (flunixin meglumine) Injectable Solution. The supplemental ANADA provides for use of flunixin meglumine solution by intravenous injection in lactating dairy cows for control of pyrexia associated with acute bovine mastitis. The supplemental application is approved as of September 27, 2010, and the regulations are amended in 21 CFR 522.970 to reflect the approval.

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 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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PART 522—IMPLANTATION OR INJECTABLE 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 § 522.970, revise paragraphs (b), (e)(1)(iii), and (e)(2) to read as follows:

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Flunixin.
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(b) Sponsors. See sponsors in § 510.600(c) of this chapter for use as in paragraph (e) of this section.

(1) See Nos. 000061, 055529, and 061623 for use as in paragraph (e) of this section.

(2) See No. 000856 for use as in paragraph (e)(1) of this section.

(3) See Nos. 057561 and 059130 for use as in paragraphs (e)(1) and (2) of this section.

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(iii) Limitations. Do not use in horses intended for human consumption.

(2) Cattle—(i) Amounts and indications for use—(A) Administer 1.1 to 2.2 mg/kilogram (kg) (0.5 to 1.0 mg/lb) of body weight per day intravenously, as a single dose or divided into two doses administered at 12-hour intervals, for up to 3 days for control of pyrexia associated with bovine respiratory disease and endotoxemia or for control of inflammation in endotoxemia.

(B) Administer 2.2 mg/kg (1.0 mg/lb) of body weight once intravenously for control of pyrexia associated with acute bovine mastitis.

(ii) Limitations. Cattle must not be slaughtered for human consumption within 4 days of last treatment. Milk that has been taken during treatment and for 36 hours after the last treatment must not be used for food. Do not use in dry dairy cows. A withdrawal period has not been established for use in preruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal.

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Dated: December 1, 2010.

Elizabeth Rettie,

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

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[FR Doc. 2010-30769 Filed 12-7-10; 8:45 am]

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