Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) 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.

 The database 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 Drug Information Laboratory at Virginia Tech University.

 The application allows users to search for detailed descriptions of all FDA-approved new animal drugs. The search tool allows users to conduct simple word searches, and is also capable of more complex searches through the following specific search criteria: NADA/ANADA, sponsor, ingredients, proprietary, dose form, route, species, and indication.

Under the Generic Animal Drug and Patent Term Restoration Act, CVM will continue to make available electronic files of listed drugs previously provided through the Green Book on its Web site.

 To access the database, click here

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration