NYSVMS Updates

AVMA warns pentobarbital shortages

  • 1.  AVMA warns pentobarbital shortages

    Posted 05-14-2021 11:18
    AVMA has received multiple reports of shortages of pentobarbital and we wanted you all to know that we are "on it."  FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is aware and has contacted all sponsors of FDA-approved pentobarbital products. Drug sponsors are working with FDA CVM's Drug Shortage Coordinator to assist in managing the issue. Veterinarians can and should report any drug shortage directly to FDA-CVM at:  AnimalDrugShortages@fda.hhs.gov. As a scheduled drug, pentobarbital is regulated by both FDA and DEA. FDA-CVM's Drug Shortage Coordinator is also in communication with DEA so there is awareness in both agencies of the problem.

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    Timothy Atkinson
    NYSVMS
    Albany
    518-869-7867
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