AHI Statement Regarding Coronavirus

March 17, 2020 As the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt across the world, the Animal Health Institute and its members are actively monitoring the situation and its potential impacts on veterinary medicine.  Member companies are in contact with the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) to keep the agency informed […]

Animal Drug Compounding Guidance Will Protect Veterinarians and their Patients

Safe and effective medicines are important tools for veterinarians.  While approval by the Food and Drug Administration provides these guarantees of safety and effectiveness, an approved drug is not always available to treat an animal condition.  In these instances, veterinarians need access to compounded medicines.  But current lack of regulation of compounding can put animals […]

AHI Support for World Antibiotics Awareness Week

The Animal Health Institute (AHI) joins fellow animal health organizations and stakeholders around the world to recognize World Antibiotics Awareness Week, November 18 – 24. From our view on the frontlines of safeguarding animal health, we recognize that antibiotic resistance is a global public health priority, and we support efforts to coordinate actions aimed at […]

CDC Antibiotic Threat Report: Progress Made, More Needed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its updated Antibiotic Resistance Threat Report, an update of the original report released in 2013. Antibiotic resistance is a One Health issue:  It affects people, animals and the environment, and professionals in each of these disciplines must join in common effort to address the threat.  […]

Animal Health Industry Working with FDA on Judicious Use of Antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) today published draft Guidance for Industry #263 outlining a process for animal health companies to make label changes to bring all medically important antibiotics used in food animals under veterinary supervision. The animal health industry and CVM worked cooperatively to implement previous Guidance for […]

AHI Joins Groups in Supporting One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance

The Animal Health Institute joined health care providers, scientists, patient and public health advocates in sending a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Azar in support of efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance. In calling for “well-coordinated efforts across human health, animal health and the environment,” the letter recognizes the value of a One […]

Compounded Unapproved Animal Drugs Linked to Horse Deaths – Again.

July 24, 2019 — The Food and Drug Administration announced this week that horses in regionally diverse parts of the country died or were euthanized as a result of the use of compounded drugs. It’s not the first time.  FDA also cited the death of four horses in 2014 as a result of an erroneously […]

AHI Comments About Alternative Approaches in Clinical Investigations for New Animal Drugs

July 16, 2019 – AHI participated in the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine’s public meeting about alternative approaches in clinical investigations for new animal drugs. The meeting included four sessions that focused on the following topics: (1) complex adaptive and other novel investigation designs; (2) data from foreign countries; (3) real-world evidence; and (4) biomarkers […]

AHI Statement On Article 118 Trade Letter

AHI Statement OnArticle 118 Trade Letter May 23, 2019 – Today, 19 agriculture and veterinary associations sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer urging the Administration to continue placing a high priority on combating trade barriers not based on science that reduce access to modern medicines and technologies for U.S. […]

FDA Report on Sales of Antibiotics for Use in Food Producing Animals

FDA Report on Sales of Antibiotics for Use in Food Producing Animals Washington, D.C., December 18, 2018 – Today’s antibiotic sales report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) represents the first year of implementation of the agency’s Judicious Use Program. As part of the Judicious Use Program, the animal health industry worked cooperatively with […]