Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA)

Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA)

of 1994 (US) defines the use in an animal of any approved new animal drug or approved new human drug by or on the lawful order of a licensed veterinarian within the context of a valid veterinary-client-patient relationship. Its purpose was to establish conditions for extralabel use or intended extralabel use in animals by or on the lawful order of licensed veterinarians of Food and Drug Administration approved new animal drugs and approved new human drugs. Such use is limited to treatment modalities when the health of an animal is threatened or suffering or death may result from failure to treat.
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