#US Food and Drug Administration
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Feline diabetes pill gets FDA green light
December 9, 2022Bexacat has been approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for improved glycemic control in diabetic cats. Developed by Elanco Animal Health, the oral medication, which contains the active ingredient bexagliflozin, marks the first sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor (i.e. not insulin) approved by FDA in any animal species, the agency reports.
FDA updates compounding guidelines for vets
December 7, 2022This past summer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new Guidance for Industry (GFI) that will take effect in April 2023, affecting how compounding pharmacies fill veterinary prescriptions. Called GFI #256, the guidance is intended to encourage the use of FDA-approved drugs by veterinary professionals and control which bulk substances are used to create compounded medications.