February 14, 2011
Dear Veterinarians and Pet Owners,
We're reaching out to every member of the veterinary community about a serious matter that may dramatically affect your ability to obtain compounded medications for the animals you love.
The FDA is once again asking for comments on how they should handle the marketing and use of compounded drugs for pets. Currently, the FDA considers all medicines that you have compounded for your pets “unapproved”. They insist that animal compounding should only be done using finished products currently available, even if it degrades the quality of the medication or removes potential dosing options.
A few examples of problems with the FDA “logic”:
- We can’t compound a sterile eye drop from a tablet.
- We can’t compound a drug that isn’t available from a “regular” drugstore.
- We can’t create custom doses for smaller animals using commercial products because they are almost all fillers, dyes and additives.
- We can’t make an inexpensive treatment option from a costly commercial drug.
The FDA has created a forum to accept comments on this topic before it’s finalized. IT IS IMPORTANT take the time to comment about our experiences with compounded veterinary medications - personal stories are the best way to make a point.
Here is the link to the federal registry that outlines the current guidelines and the request for your comments: http://bit.ly/PetConcerns
Please help by contacting the FDA with your stories about the benefits you and your pets gain from compounded medicines.
It's as easy as commenting
at the link by clicking the SUBMIT A COMMENT button on the top right of the page: http://bit.ly/PetConcerns
If we want the freedom to help our pets take their medicine without a struggle, we have to fight for it.
Thank you for your help.
Do you want to read about a compounded preparation we've made? Some pets with serious liver ailments have used this "concoction" with very good results.
We call it ANGEL FORMULA.
The owner, Peggy, reported that it saved her little Angel's life.
If the FDA has its way, this kind of helpful compounding will be stopped.