Three Years Later, Wickliffe Case Brings Rule Change: Blood-Horse 5/11/17

By: Frank Angst Three years after the deaths of horses in Kentucky and Florida were linked to a Lexington compounding pharmacy, the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy strengthened its regulation of the industry in a move it hopes will protect animal—and human—lives. It's a change many see as a needed step forward in terms of safety, and several

Abbott’s Compounding Pharmacy Issues Voluntary Recall of All Lots of Unexpired Sterile Human and Animal Compounded Products Due to Lack of Sterility Assurance: FDA.gov 1/16/16

By: Press Release Abbott's Compounding Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of sterile compounded products due to concerns of lack of sterility assurance. All unexpired lots are subject to the recall. These include injectable medications, sterile solutions, eye drops, and eye ointments. All recalled products were distributed to patients, physician offices and clinics, and

WHO Opposes Global Control of Ketamine: The Horse 1/5/16

By: Pat Raia The World Health Organization (WHO) has opposed a Chinese United Nations (U.N.) delegation request of the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs to place a commonly used anesthetic and analgesic, ketamine, under international control. The Chinese delegation made its request—which would restrict veterinarians’ ability to access it—in March 2015 on grounds that ketamine

Cox Veterinary Issues Voluntary Recall of Gastroade Xtra After…: Paulick Report 1/27/15

by Press Release Cox Veterinary Laboratory, Inc. is voluntarily recalling the lots of Gastroade Xtra identified below down to the consumer level distributed nationwide. Gastroade Xtra was previously marketed by Cox Veterinary Laboratory as an OTC drug for use in horses, and contains Omeprazole. This recall has been initiated due to information from the FDA

Drs. Scollay, Arthur, Hovda Voice Support of RCI’s Proposed…: Paulick Report 1/12/15

by Paulick Report Staff Dr. Mary Scollay, Dr. Rick Arthur, and Dr. Lynn Hovda submitted the following letter to the Paulick Report voicing their support of the RCI’s recent decision to establish rules on compounded medications in horse racing: The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) recently announced they have given approval to a Model

RMTC Makes Therapeutic Withdrawal Time Recommendations, Announces Progress of its Drug… 10/20/10

NEWS RELEASE October 20, 2010 Contact: Hallie Lewis (859) 224-2848 RMTC MAKES THERAPEUTIC WITHDRAWAL TIME RECOMMENDATIONS, ANNOUNCES PROGRESS OF ITS DRUG TESTING INITIATIVES TASK FORCE Based on the recommendation of its Scientific Advisory Committee, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors has recommended scientifically identified withdrawal guidelines and plasma thresholds for the