The FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) today announced the availability of a new database of approved animal drugs. The database, called "Animal Drugs @ FDA," is a publicly-accessible web-based application available through the CVM home page.
"Animal Drugs @ FDA" replaces the "Database of Approved Animal Drug Products," or Green Book, a database that was previously developed and managed by the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) Drug Information Laboratory at Virginia Tech.
The application allows users to search for detailed descriptions of all FDA-approved new animal drugs. The search tool not only allows users to conduct simple word searches, but is also capable of more complex searches through the following eight specific search criteria: NADA/ANADA, Sponsor, Ingredients, Proprietary, Dose Form, Route, Species, and Indication.
Under the Generic Animal Drug and Patent Term Restoration Act (GADPTRA), CVM will continue to make available electronic files of listed drugs previously provided through the Green Book on its web site.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration