Dec
14
2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting a shortage of three pain relief drugs: fentanyl, morphine and hydromorphone. The shortage is due to upgrades being made at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Kansas, and is unrelated to any federal policies on opioids or manufacturing quotas, according to FDA officials. ...more
Nov
30
2017
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: Reporting animal abuse becomes mandatory in parts of Canada, a cloned dog gets cloned, and yes, dogs are smarter than cats. ...more
Oct
27
2017
Scholarship students at Penn Vet are breathing easier this week.Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to pass a series of bills already passed by the State Senate that would approve $600 million in state funding to half a dozen universities, including $30 million earmarked for Penn Vet, the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. ...more
Oct
20
2017
California became the first state to ban the sale of commercially bred puppies in pet stores when Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 485 on October 13. With any luck, the new law will help put puppy mills out of business nationwide. A.B. 485, also known as the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, requires pet store owners who sell dogs for retail...more
Sep
5
2017
In the wake of the Tropical Depression Harvey disaster, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has made it easier for Texas veterinarians to treat animals affected by the storm....more
Aug
28
2017
A New York City Health Department rule bans anyone from taking money to care for an animal outside a licensed kennel; the rule has long been ignored in the city, but new dog-sitting businesses have caused the department to take a second look at enforcement. ...more
Jun
27
2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring labeling changes to three critical care medications used for people and animals. On June 20, the FDA announced the labeling changes that affect epinephrine injection, isoproterenol hydrochloride injection, and neostigmine methylsulfate injection. ...more
May
4
2017
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: a New York bill proposes banning declawing, the FDA sends warning letters about unproven cancer treatment claims, the University of Arizona faces new hurdle in creating veterinary school, and the world welcomes a litter of endangered red wolf pups. ...more
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