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Breaking Regulatory News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of eye injury and irritation in both people and dogs following application of the canine ear medications Osurnia® or Claro® to dogs.

DEA NEWS!! - As of July 1, 2017, Gabapentin is now a schedule V controlled drug in Kentucky.  Other states are expected to follow.
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On July 2, 2014,  the DEA issued the final notice making Tramadol a schedule IV FEDERAL controlled drug effective August 18, 2014.  Veterinary practices must now inventory, secure and record all uses of Tramadol.  Read the notice here:

On August 22, 2014, the DEA issued the final notice changing all hydrocodone products from a Schedule III to a Schedule II classification.  This will result in more restrictive ordering and prescribing rules.  The effective date of this new rule is October 6, 2014.  Read the notice here:


Did You Know...

Controlled substance regulations do vary slightly state by state, but they can never be less stringent than the federal rules. 

The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual has a very extensive Pharmacy Chapter including detailed instructions on complying with the Controlled Substance Act and it's regulations.

Click here to read more about this valuable reference.

The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual