Fins & Tails, Bits & Bobbers ... Vol 6-1
Status update for oxytetracycline (OTC) injectable (Liquamycin® LA-200®) INAD 9027: At the encouragement of FDA, FWS-AADAP has determined that the OTC injectable (Liquamycin® LA-200®) INAD #9027 will be terminated in the very near future. Although there are a number of reasons for this decision, the bottom-line is that after 15 years of very limited use under INAD authorization, it has become difficult for FDA (and us for that matter) to visualize this investigational drug ever receiving an approved label claim for use in finfish. Furthermore, and as we were recently reminded by FDA, it is important to note that OTC injectable products can be used legally as an extra-label drug when prescribed by a veterinarian.
AQUI-S® E to be distributed by Western Chemical, Inc: AQUI® E (active ingredient eugenol) will be distributed by Western Chemical, and will be available in either 100 ml or 1 L quantities. Please contact Jason Montgomery (phone: 800-283-5292 ext 4175; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) to order this product. For more information about participation on this INAD (i.e. study protocol, forms, etc.) please go to the AQUI-S® E Fact Sheet page (http://www.fws.gov/fisheries/aadap/AQUIS-E.htm) located on the AADAP website.
BENZOAK® to be distributed by Frontier Scientific, Inc./ACD Pharmaceuticals AS: BENZOAK® (active ingredient benzocaine) will be distributed by Frontier Scientific, Inc./ACD Pharmaceuticals AS, and will be available in either 250 ml or 1 L quantities. Please contact Shelley Tiev or Holly Seamons (phone: 435-753-1901) to order this product. For more information about participation on this INAD (i.e. study protocol, forms) please go to the BENZOAK® Fact Sheet page (http://www.fws.gov/fisheries/aadap/benzoak.htm) located on the AADAP website.
Delay of the Website Automation Program for INAD Participants: In the last issue of the AADAP Newsletter, we announced that the AADAP Office was excited about the anticipated (February 2010) test-launch of the website automation program (on-line data reporting) for National INAD Program participants. However, due to unexpected delays in the development of the foundation database for the program, the test-launch has been put on temporary hold. Unfortunately, this means that for the time being normal INAD paperwork activities must proceed as usual. Although we hesitate to make more promises we may not be able to keep, we now anticipate that the website automation program will be available for a test-launch in approximately 6 months. Stay tuned!