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Veterinary user fee reauthorization draws praise from industry group

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Washington - The Animal Health Institute (AHI) applauded Congress for its swift passage of the Animal Drug User Fee Amendments.

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- The Animal Health Institute (AHI) applauded Congress for its swift passage of the Animal Drug User Fee Amendments.

H.R. 6432 reauthorizes industry user fees of $98 million over the next five years to support the animal drug review process at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The user-fee program was created in 2003 to help streamline drug approvals at FDA by setting performance goals and funding for the review of new animal drug applications.

AHI's President and CEO Alexander S. Mathews says, "This bill is important for pet owners and for all food consumers. It will help ensure a steady supply of new and innovative products used by veterinarians, pet owners and farmer and ranchers to maintain health animals. For pet owners, it means a continuing pipeline of new and innovative products to treat cancer, heart disease and other ailments in our pets."

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