ADUFA Reauthorization Ensures Important Animal Drug Access

Will Jordan General

by Will Jordan

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The Animal Drug User Fee Act, better known as ADUFA, received reauthorization with the recent stop-gap funding bill passed by Congress. Signed into law in 2003, reauthorization has been required every five years since then. ADUFA amends the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act, allowing the FDA to collect fees dedicated to the animal drug review process. Through the ADUFA the FDA also agrees to meet certain performance standards that are developed through mutual agreement with the animal health industry. Seen as beneficial for the livestock industry, NCBA’s Ethan Lane shares more.