Transition of over-the-counter medically important antimicrobials for animals to prescription status

By CS McConnel, Veterinary Medicine Extension
Washington State Department of Agriculture

By now you are well aware that the FDA has finalized guidance to bring remaining approved over-the-counter medically important antimicrobial drugs used for animals under veterinary oversight. Per the FDA, the successful implementation of GFI #263 is an encouraging demonstration of the commitment of animal drug sponsors and veterinarians to support the judicious use of antimicrobials in animals.

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