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New Animal Drugs for Use in Animal Feed; Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Withdrawal of Approval of New Animal Drug Applications

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Final rule; technical amendment.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect approval of eight supplemental new animal drug applications (NADAs). The effect of these supplemental applications will be to change the marketing status from over-the-counter (OTC) use to use by veterinary feed directive (VFD) for these antimicrobial drugs of importance to human medicine, administered to food-producing animals in medicated feed. Where applicable, FDA is also withdrawing approval of those parts of the NADAs that pertain to use of these antimicrobial drugs for production indications. These actions are being taken at the sponsors' requests because these particular medicated feeds will no longer be manufactured or marketed. These applications were submitted in voluntary compliance with the goals of FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine's (CVM's) Judicious Use Initiative. In addition, the animal drug regulations are being amended to reflect the voluntary withdrawal of approval of certain entire NADAs and abbreviated new animal drug applications (ANADAs) that were affected by this initiative.

DATES:

This rule is effective February 24, 2017.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

George K. Haibel, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-6), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240-402-5689, george.haibel@fda.hhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Supplemental Approval of Revised Labeling and Withdrawal of Approval of Portions of NADAs Pertaining to Production Indications

FDA is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect approval of eight supplemental NADAs for revised labeling reflecting a change in marketing status from OTC use to use by VFD for antimicrobial drugs of importance to human medicine administered to food-producing animals in medicated feed. Where applicable, FDA is also withdrawing approval of those parts of the NADAs that pertain to use of these antimicrobial drugs for production indications. These actions are being taken at the sponsors' requests because these particular medicated feeds will no longer be manufactured or marketed.

These applications were identified as being affected by guidance for industry (GFI) #213, “New Animal Drugs and Start Printed Page 11511New Animal Drug Combination Products Administered in or on Medicated Feed or Drinking Water of Food-Producing Animals: Recommendations for Drug Sponsors for Voluntarily Aligning Product Use Conditions with GFI #209”, December 2013 (http://www.fda.gov/​downloads/​AnimalVeterinary/​GuidanceComplianceEnforcement/​GuidanceforIndustry/​UCM299624.pdf). Their change from OTC to VFD marketing status is consistent with FDA CVM's initiative for the Judicious Use of Antimicrobials.

The affected applications for Type A medicated articles for which supplemental applications with revised labeling were approved are as follows:

File No.Animal drug productSponsor
091-467STAFAC 500 (virginiamycin) Type A Medicated ArticlePhibro Animal Health Corp., GlenPointe Centre East, 3d Floor, 300 Frank W. Burr Blvd., Suite 21, Teaneck, NJ 07666 (Phibro Animal Health Corp.).
140-998V-MAX (virginiamycin) Type A Medicated ArticlePhibro Animal Health Corp.

The affected applications for manufacturing combination drug medicated feeds follow:

File No.Animal drug productSponsor
046-718TERRAMYCIN (oxytetracycline)/MGA (melengestrol acetate)Zoetis Inc., 333 Portage St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (Zoetis Inc.).
046-719TERRAMYCIN (oxytetracycline)/MGA (melengestrol acetate)Zoetis Inc.
140-579TERRAMYCIN (oxytetracycline)/BOVATEC (lasalocid)Zoetis Inc.
141-114STAFAC (virginiamycin)/AVIAX (semduramicin)Phibro Animal Health Corp.
141-289STAFAC (virginiamycin)/AVIAX II (semduramicin) (biomass)Phibro Animal Health Corp.
141-430STAFAC (virginiamycin)/COBAN (monensin)Phibro Animal Health Corp.

II. Withdrawals of Approval

At the sponsors' requests, approval of applications is being withdrawn for medicated feeds containing antimicrobial drugs of importance to human medicine administered to food-producing animals because these products are no longer manufactured or marketed. The applications being withdrawn are as follows:

File No.Product nameSponsor
044-820LINCOMIX (lincomycin)/AMPROL PLUS (amprolium and ethopabate)Zoetis Inc., 333 Portage St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (Zoetis Inc.).
044-972LINCOMIX (lincomycin)/COYDEN (clopidol)Zoetis Inc.
047-261LINCOMIX (lincomycin)/DECCOX (decoquinate)Zoetis Inc.
047-262LINCOMIX (lincomycin)/DECCOX (decoquinate)Zoetis Inc.
048-954LINCOMIX (lincomycin)/ZOAMIX (zoalene)Zoetis Inc.
091-513STAFAC (virginiamycin) Type A Medicated ArticlePhibro Animal Health Corp., GlenPointe Centre East, 3d Floor, 300 Frank W. Burr Blvd., Suite 21, Teaneck, NJ 07666 (Phibro Animal Health Corp.).
092-482LINCOMIX (lincomycin)/COBAN (monensin)Zoetis Inc.
093-106LINCOMIX (lincomycin)/ROBENZ (robenidine)Zoetis Inc.
101-689LINCOMIX (lincomycin)/AVATEC (lasalocid)Zoetis Inc.
122-481STAFAC (virginiamycin)/COBAN (monensin)Phibro Animal Health Corp.
122-608STAFAC (virginiamycin)/AVATEC (lasalocid)Phibro Animal Health Corp.
122-822STAFAC (virginiamycin)/AMPROL PLUS (amprolium and ethopabate)Phibro Animal Health Corp.
137-537LINCOMIX (lincomycin)/BIO-COX (salinomycin)Zoetis Inc.
138-792TYLAN (tylosin)/RUMENSIN (monensin)/MGA (melengestrol acetate)Zoetis Inc.
138-828STAFAC (virginiamycin)/BIO-COX (salinomycin)Phibro Animal Health Corp.
138-904TYLAN (tylosin)/BOVATEC (lasalocid)/MGA (melengestrol acetate)Zoetis Inc.
141-110STAFAC (virginiamycin)/COBAN (monensin)Phibro Animal Health Corp.
141-150STAFAC (virginiamycin)/AVATEC (lasalocid)Phibro Animal Health Corp.
200-092STAFAC (virginiamycin)/SACOX (salinomycin)Huvepharma EOOD, 5th Floor, 3A Nikolay Haytov Str., 1113 Sophia, Bulgaria (Huvepharma EOOD).
200-093LINCOMIX (lincomycin)/SACOX (salinomycin)Huvepharma EOOD.

Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA gave notice that approval of NADAs 044-820, 044-972, 047-261, 047-262, 048-954, 091-513, 092-482, 093-106, 101-689, 122-481, 122-608, 122-822, 137-537, 138-792, 138-828, 138-904, 141-110, and 141-150, and ANADAs 200-092 and 200-093, and all supplements and amendments thereto, is withdrawn, effective February 24, 2017. As provided in the regulatory text of this document, the animal drug Start Printed Page 11512regulations are amended to reflect these voluntary withdrawals of approval.

A similar rule published in the Federal Register of December 27, 2016 (81 FR 94991), amended the approved conditions of use in 21 CFR part 558 to reflect approval of an additional 106 supplemental NADAs and supplemental ANADAs for the manufacture of medicated feeds for administration of antimicrobial drugs to food-producing animals and the voluntary withdrawal of approval of 11 NADAs and 4 ANADAs.

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

  • Animal drugs
  • Animal feeds
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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, 21 CFR part 558 is amended as follows:

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PART 558—NEW ANIMAL DRUGS FOR USE IN ANIMAL FEEDS

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1. The authority citation for part 558 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 21 U.S.C. 354, 360b, 360ccc, 360ccc-1, 371.

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2. In § 558.450, redesignate paragraph (e)(4)(iii) as paragraph (e)(4)(v) and add paragraphs (e)(4)(iii) and (iv) to read as follows:

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Oxytetracycline.
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(4) Cattle

Oxytetracycline amountCombination in grams/tonIndications for useLimitationsSponsor
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(iii) 75 mg/head/dayLasalocid 25 to 30Heifers fed in confinement for slaughter (over 400 lb): For reduction of incidence of liver abscesses; and for increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiencyFeed continuously to provide 250 to 360 mg lasalocid and 75 mg of oxytetracycline per head per day. Lasalocid as provided by No. 054771 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter054771
(iv) 75 mg/head/dayMelengestrol acetate, 0.25 to 2.0Heifers fed in confinement for slaughter (over 400 lb): For reduction of incidence of liver abscesses; and for increased rate of weight gain, improved feed efficiency, and suppression of estrus (heat)Feed continuously to provide 0.25 to 0.5 mg of melengestrol acetate and 75 mg of oxytetracycline per head per day. Melengestrol as provided by No. 054771 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter054771
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3. In § 558.635, revise paragraphs (a) and (e) and add paragraphs (d)(1) and (2) to read as follows:

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Virginiamycin.

(a) Specifications. Type A medicated articles containing 10, 20, 50, or 227 grams virginiamycin per pound.

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(d) Special considerations. (1) Federal law restricts medicated feed containing this veterinary feed directive (VFD) drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. See § 558.6 for additional requirements.

(2) The expiration date of VFDs for virginiamycin medicated feeds must not exceed 6 months from the date of issuance. VFDs for virginiamycin shall not be refilled.

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(e) Conditions of use—(1) Chickens

Virginiamycin grams/tonCombination in grams/tonIndications for useLimitationsSponsor
(i) 20Broiler chickens: For prevention of necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium spp. susceptible to virginiamycinNot for use in layers066104
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(vii) 20Monensin, 90 to 110Broiler chickens: For prevention of necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium spp. susceptible to virginiamycin; and as an aid in the prevention of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria necatrix, E. tenella, E. acervulina, E. brunetti, E. maxima, and E. mivatiFeed continuously as the sole ration. Do not feed to laying chickens. Monensin as provided by No. 058198 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter066104
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(ix) 20Semduramicin, 22.7Broiler chickens: For prevention of necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium spp. susceptible to virginiamycin; for the prevention of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria acervulina, E. brunetti, E. maxima, E mivati/mitis, E. necatrix, and E. tenellaFeed continuously as the sole ration. Do not feed to laying hens. Semduramicin as provided by No. 066104 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter066104
(x) 20Semduramicin (biomass), 22.7Broiler chickens: For prevention of necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium spp. susceptible to virginiamycin; for the prevention of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria acervulina, E. brunetti, E. maxima, E mivati/mitis, E. necatrix, and E. tenellaFeed continuously as the sole ration. Withdraw 1 day before slaughter. Do not feed to laying hens. Semduramicin as provided by No. 066104 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter066104

(2) Swine

Virginiamycin grams/tonCombination in grams/tonIndications for useLimitationsSponsor
(i) 25Growing-finishing swine: As an aid in control of dysentery in swine up to 120 pounds in animals or on premises with a history of swine dysentery but where symptoms have not yet occurred066104
(ii) 50 or 100Growing-finishing swine: For treatment and control of swine dysentery in swine up to 120 poundsFeed 100 grams per ton for 2 weeks, 50 grams per ton thereafter066104
(iii) 100Growing-finishing swine: For treatment of swine dysentery in nonbreeding swine over 120 poundsFeed for 2 weeks066104

(3) Cattle

Virginiamycin grams/tonCombination in grams/tonIndications for useLimitationsSponsor
(i) 13.5 to 16.0Cattle fed in confinement for slaughter: For reduction of incidence of liver abscessesFeed continuously as the sole ration to provide 85 to 240 milligrams per head per day. Not for use in animals intended for breeding066104
(ii) [Reserved]
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Dated: February 17, 2017.

Leslie Kux,

Associate Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2017-03596 Filed 2-23-17; 8:45 am]

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