FDA releases new animal drug database


Rockville, Md. - The Food and Drug Administration just made an animal drug database accessible to the public.

Rockville, Md.

- - A new database of FDA-approved animal drugs was launched today by the agency's Center for Veterinary Medicine.

The database, called "Animal Drugs@ FDA," is a Web-based application that replaces the "Database of Approved Animal Drug Products," or Green Book, a database that was previously developed and managed by the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) Drug Information Laboratory at Virginia Tech University.

The application allows users to search for detailed descriptions of all FDA-approved new animal drugs. The search tool not only allows users to conduct simple word searches, but is also capable of more complex searches through the following eight specific search criteria: NADA/ANADA, Sponsor, Ingredients, Proprietary, Dose Form, Route, Species and Indication.

Under the Generic Animal Drug and Patent Term Restoration Act (GADPTRA), CVM will continue to make available electronic files of listed drugs previously provided through the Green Book on its Web site at www.fda.gov/cvm.

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