Prescription Drug Monitoring

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    Reporting adverse drug affects to the FDA see more

    The FDA encourages veterinarians and animal owners to report adverse drug experiences and product defects associated with animal drugs or animal devices (such as thermometers, glucose meters and bandage materials). Adverse drug experiences can include side effects or other problems, such as the drug did not appear to be effective. Examples of product defects include broken product seals or leaking bottles. Report data are used to monitor the safety of products once they have reached the market.

    If you have a problem with:

    Animal Drugs and Devices - contact the FDA (see instructions below)
    Animal Vaccines - contact the USDA APHIS Center for Veterinary Biologics at (800) 752-6255
    Flea and Tick Products (not approved by FDA) or Other Pesticides – contact the National Pesticide Information Centerdisclaimer icon at 800-858-7378

    • Some flea and tick products are regulated by FDA, and some are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If you would like to report a problem with a flea or tick product that is FDA approved, you can contact the FDA (see instructions below). The label of the product can help you determine if the product is an FDA-approved or an EPA-registered flea and tick product or other pesticide:
      • All FDA-approved animal drugs have a six-digit New Animal Drug Application (NADA) number, or for generic animal drugs, an Abbreviated New Animal Drug Application (ANADA) number. Many drug manufacturers list the six-digit NADA or ANADA number and the statement, “Approved by FDA,” on the drug’s label, although they aren’t required to do so. On the packaging for FDA-approved products you may see the following information: “NADA XXX-XXX Approved by the FDA.”
      • For EPA-registered products, look for an EPA registration number on the back panel of the package, usually near the manufacturer’s address: “EPA Reg. No.”

    Reporting Information about Animal Drugs and Devices

    You can report adverse drug experiences and product defects to FDA in one of the following ways: 

    1. For an FDA-approved product, we recommend calling the drug company to report the adverse drug experience or product defect. The drug company responsible for the approved product(s) is required to submit reports of adverse drug experiences and product defects to FDA. The drug company’s phone number can usually be found on the product’s labeling. When you call the drug company, you can tell them that you wish to report an adverse drug experience or product defect and ask to speak to a technical services veterinarian. The technical services veterinarian will likely ask you a series of questions about the event, will complete an adverse drug experience reporting form, and will forward the report to the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). The technical services veterinarian may also contact the veterinarian who treated your pet to obtain more information about the adverse drug experience.
    2. If you prefer to report directly to the FDA, you can submit FORM FDA 1932a, "Veterinary Adverse Experience, Lack of Effectiveness or Product Defect Report". You can use this form to report adverse drug experiences for any animal drug (approved or not approved by FDA) or animal device. Unapproved animal drugs include compounded drug products.
      • Download the fillable 1932a electronic form and email the completed form to CVM1932a@fda.hhs.gov
      • If the PDF form does not open in your browser or you get a “Please Wait…” error message, try downloading it as follows:

        1. Right-click the 1932a electronic form link above.
        2. Click your browser’s Save option. (On most browsers, this is the Save Link As option, but on other browsers this may be Save Target As or Download Linked File.)

        You may also need to upgrade your version of Adobe Reader - http://get.adobe.com/reader/.disclaimer icon 

        PDF Forms must be opened using a Windows or Mac (Apple) desktop or laptop computer. Currently, NO smartphones or tablets are supported.

    Reports should preferably include a good medical history; the names and amounts of all drugs, products marketed as supplements, or vitamins the animal has been given; current type and/or brand of pet food and treats; information about any recent surgeries or procedures; and as much medical information as possible. Medical information may include: veterinary examination findings; bloodwork, urinalysis, and fecal exam results; x-ray findings; other relevant information such as blood pressure; and neurologic test results.

    In regards to unapproved animal products, you also should report the problem to the manufacturer or distributor shown on the label and to the store where you purchased the product.

    If you have a question about ADE reporting or need a hard copy of the form, contact CVM by email at AskCVM@fda.hhs.gov, by phone at 1-888-FDA-VETS (1-888-332-8387), or by writing us at: 

    Center for Veterinary Medicine
    Food and Drug Administration
    HFV-1
    7500 Standish Place
    Rockville, MD 20855

    IMPORTANT: The identities of all persons and animals are held in strict confidence by FDA and are protected to the fullest extent of the law.

     

     

    This Article was provided by the FDA website, you can find more federal veterinary news and articles here.

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    Information protected under HIPAA. see more

    In what constitutes a victory for the NVMA, the State of Nebraska will prevent veterinarians from viewing human patient/client medication history within the state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program site due to liability concerns. Read the state's explanation here. Among other things, the state says:

    Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Legal has reviewed Nebraska Rev. Statute §71-2454 and other state or federal laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and determined that the information in the PDMP system includes medications prescribed to humans and this data is protected under HIPAA. 

    Representatives of the NVMA have argued for such protections since the debate about PDMP for veterinarians in Nebraska began.

    A veterinarian licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act is required to report a dispensed prescription of controlled substances listed on Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV pursuant to section 28-405.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-2454 (4)). (Here is a link to a list of all controlled substances in Nebraska -- veterinarians are required to report a dispensed prescription of controlled substances listed on Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV).

    Here is the Veterinarian Uploading How-to Guide for use in connection with the implementation of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program for veterinarians.

    For additional information, go to the NVMA's PDMP Resources Page.

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    Also: PDMP is in effect; new tax laws. see more

    NVMA President Victoria Winfield, DVM, recounts her attendance at graduation events for the newest members of the veterinary medicine profession in Nebraska.

    Dr. Winfield also serves up news on what's ahead for the rest of the summer in her column for the latest issue of the NVMA's quarterly newsletter, Veterinary Views. Read the full column here.


    PDMP In Effect as of July 1

    As of July 1, 2018, Nebraska's prescription drug monitoring law is in effect for veterinarians. The NVMA offers this page of PDMP resources to help you comply with the law.


    New Tax Laws Might Give Veterinarians an Edge

    The Supreme Court decision allowing states to require online retailers to collect and remit sales tax may complicate business for some but is likely to help others, including veterinarians, says AVMA President-elect Dr. John de Jong. Veterinarians who must collect sales tax have lost sales of medications and food to online retailers, and Dr. de Jong says his own practice loses more than $75,000 in such sales every year. Read more.

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    Also: July 4 holiday safety reminders. see more

    Starting next week in Nebraska, a veterinarian licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act will be required to report a dispensed prescription of controlled substances listed on Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV pursuant to section 28-405.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-2454 (4)). (Here is a link to a list of all controlled substances in Nebraska -- veterinarians are required to report a dispensed prescription of controlled substances listed on Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV).

    Here is the Veterinarian Uploading How-to Guide for use in connection with the implementation of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program for veterinarians.

    For additional information, go to the NVMA's PDMP Resources Page.


    Holiday Safety

    The Fourth of July is coming up, and it is a good time for pet owners to be aware of their companions' health and safety. Click here to review the AVMA July 4 Safety website page.


    Visit TSYS Booth at AVMA Conference in Denver

    TSYS, the NVMA payment-processing partner, invites anyone who is going to be at the AVMA Convention in Denver in July to visit their booth (Booth 632). They will be happy to visit with you and answer your questions. Click here to download a TSYS reminder for the convention.

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    Starting next week in Nebraska, a veterinarian licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act will be required to report a dispensed prescription of controlled substances listed on Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV pursuant to section 28-405.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-2454 (4)). (Here is a link to a list of all controlled substances in Nebraska -- veterinarians are required to report a dispensed prescription of controlled substances listed on Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV).

    Here is the Veterinarian Uploading How-to Guide for use in connection with the implementation of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program for veterinarians.

    For additional information, go to the NVMA's PDMP Resources Page.


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  • Sasha Honig posted an article
    Information Added to PDMP Resources Page. see more

    The State of Nebraska has updated the Veterinarian Uploading How-to Guide for use in connection with the implementation of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program for veterinarians. 

    Beginning July 1, 2018 in Nebraska, a veterinarian licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act will be required to report a dispensed prescription of controlled substances listed on Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV pursuant to section 28-405.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-2454 (4)). (Here is a link to a list of all controlled substances in Nebraska -- veterinarians are required to report a dispensed prescription of controlled substances listed on Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV).

    These resources have been added to the NVMA's PDMP Resources Page.

  • Sasha Honig posted an article
    Also: Caring for geriatric pets. see more

    Beginning July 1, 2018 in Nebraska, a veterinarian licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act will be required to report a dispensed prescription of controlled substances listed on Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV pursuant to section 28-405.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-2454 (4)).

    The Nebraska prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is developed through legislative bills passed by the Nebraska Legislature in 2011, with system enhancements made in 2016 and 2017.

    Some new information from the state:

    Veterinarians who dispense Schedule II - Schedule IV controlled substances and need to connect and upload dispensed prescription information to the Nebraska PDMP need to complete the PDMP Dispenser Uploader Form (click here to access the form). 

    Click here to view the PDMP Dispenser's Guide.

    Click here for the State of Nebraska's PDMP page for veterinarians.

    Click here to view the NVMA Resource Page for PDMP preparedness.


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    Owners of these companion animals are a group of dedicated, devoted clients—and they’re greatly in need of veterinary support. Unfortunately, geriatric pets are even worse than elusive cats when it comes to being seen in-clinic. Many are not seen enough during the last, crucial phase of their lives. Read More

     

     

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    Division will open in July see more

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is establishing a new field division based in Omaha that will include Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

    DEA Acting Administrator Robert Patterson said the new division will open in July. It is the agency's 23rd division office in the United States.

    Patterson says the move was prompted in part by the nation's growing opioid crisis. In April, authorities seized a record 118 pounds of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl during a traffic stop.

    The Omaha division will be led by Matthew Barden, who previously served as the Associate Special Agent in Charge of the St. Louis Division.

    Barden says the new division will "produce more effective investigations on methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl and prescription opioid trafficking."


    Resources to Help With PDMP for Veterinarians

    Beginning July 1, 2018 in Nebraska, a veterinarian licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act will be required to report a dispensed prescription of controlled substances listed on Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV pursuant to section 28-405.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-2454 (4)).

    The Nebraska prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is developed through legislative bills passed by the Nebraska Legislature in 2011, with system enhancements made in 2016 and 2017.

    Some new information from the state:

    Veterinarians who dispense Schedule II - Schedule IV controlled substances and need to connect and upload dispensed prescription information to the Nebraska PDMP need to complete the PDMP Dispenser Uploader Form (click here to access the form). 

    Click here to view the PDMP Dispenser's Guide.

    Click here for the State of Nebraska's PDMP page for veterinarians.

    Click here to view the NVMA Resource Page for PDMP preparedness.

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    Resources to Help With PDMP for Veterinarians

    Beginning July 1, 2018 in Nebraska, a veterinarian licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act will be required to report a dispensed prescription of controlled substances listed on Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV pursuant to section 28-405.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-2454 (4)).

    The Nebraska prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is developed through legislative bills passed by the Nebraska Legislature in 2011, with system enhancements made in 2016 and 2017.

    Some new information from the state:

    Veterinarians who dispense Schedule II - Schedule IV controlled substances and need to connect and upload dispensed prescription information to the Nebraska PDMP need to complete the PDMP Dispenser Uploader Form (click here to access the form). 

    Click here to view the PDMP Dispenser's Guide.

    Click here for the State of Nebraska's PDMP page for veterinarians.

    Click here to view the NVMA Resource Page for PDMP preparedness.

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    Summer Meeting early registration discount ends Saturday. see more

    NVMA President Victoria Winfield, DVM, of Hastings, Nebraska, reminds you to register for the Summer Meeting 2018. (Click here because the early registration discount ends on Saturday). Dr. Winfield also has updates on the PDMP and Nebraska's representation with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Spend two minutes with Dr. Winfield:

    View the video on the NVMAVision YouTube channel.

  • Sasha Honig posted an article
    Links to Dispenser Form and Dispenser's Guide see more

    Beginning July 1, 2018 in Nebraska, a veterinarian licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act will be required to report a dispensed prescription of controlled substances listed on Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV pursuant to section 28-405.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-2454 (4)).

    The Nebraska prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is developed through legislative bills passed by the Nebraska Legislature in 2011, with system enhancements made in 2016 and 2017.

    Some new information from the state:

    Veterinarians who dispense Schedule II - Schedule IV controlled substances and need to connect and upload dispensed prescription information to the Nebraska PDMP need to complete the PDMP Dispenser Uploader Form (click here to access the form). 

    Click here to view the PDMP Dispenser's Guide.

    Click here for the State of Nebraska's PDMP page for veterinarians.

    Click here to view the NVMA Resource Page for PDMP preparedness.

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    Quarterly membership survey is about member benefits. see more

    The early registration discount for the NVMA Summer Meeting ends one week from tomorrow.

    Join us in June and see Nebraska's new Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. On tap are continuing education and great family fun -- golf, team roping and shooting clays along with a wine-tasting and dinner at James Arthur Vineyards. 

    Register now (click here) for the NVMA Summer Meeting in Lincoln. The complete schedule and details on activities and speakers will be at your fingertips when you download and use the Summer Meeting app. Click here to get the app.

    The Continuing Education Committee has put together a great lineup of CE presentations. Review them here:

    SMALL-ANIMAL CE | LARGE-ANIMAL CE | TECHNICIAN CE


    Membership Survey

    The Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) Board's strategic initiatives for this year include quarterly membership surveys. These brief surveys will help us stay in touch with your wants and needs and preferences.

    The second quarterly membership survey is about the benefits of NVMA membership. Please take a few minutes to answer our short survey by clicking here.


    Prescription Drug Monitoring for Veterinarians

    Beginning July 1, 2018 in Nebraska, a veterinarian licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act will be required to report a dispensed prescription of controlled substances listed on Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV pursuant to section 28-405.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-2454 (4)).

    The Nebraska prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is developed through legislative bills passed by the Nebraska Legislature in 2011, with system enhancements made in 2016 and 2017.

    Here are some resources to help you prepare for the implementation of the PDMP for veterinarians:

  • Sasha Honig posted an article
    Also: PDMP Resources page. see more

    The latest issue of the NVMA's quarterly newsletter Veterinary Views includes a useful article from the American Veterinary Medical Association on the impact of the new tax law on veterinarians. Several provisions of the law likely will affect veterinary hospitals and their owners, according to a veterinary business, financial and tax advisor. Read the article here


    Quarterly Membership Survey

    The Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) Board's strategic initiatives for this year include quarterly membership surveys. These brief surveys will help us stay in touch with your wants and needs and preferences.

    The second quarterly membership survey is about the benefits of NVMA membership. Please take a few minutes to answer our short survey by clicking here.


    Prescription Drug Monitoring Information for Veterinarians

    Beginning July 1, 2018 in Nebraska, a veterinarian licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act will be required to report a dispensed prescription of controlled substances listed on Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV pursuant to section 28-405.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-2454 (4)).

    The Nebraska prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is developed through legislative bills passed by the Nebraska Legislature in 2011, with system enhancements made in 2016 and 2017.

    The NVMA has added a PDMP Resources page, which will be updated with new information as it becomes available from the State of Nebraska. The page includes a link to the state-prepared spreadsheet on reporting capabilities of the various practice-management software products. View the page here.

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    Prescription drug montioring for veterinarians takes effect July 1. see more

    The Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) Board's strategic initiatives for this year include quarterly membership surveys. These brief surveys will help us stay in touch with your wants and needs and preferences.

    The second quarterly membership survey is about the benefits of NVMA membership. Please take a few minutes to answer our short survey by clicking here.


    Prescription Drug Monitoring for Veterinarians

    Beginning July 1, 2018 in Nebraska, a veterinarian licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act will be required to report a dispensed prescription of controlled substances listed on Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV pursuant to section 28-405.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-2454 (4)).

    The Nebraska prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is developed through legislative bills passed by the Nebraska Legislature in 2011, with system enhancements made in 2016 and 2017.

    Here are some resources to help you prepare for the implementation of the PDMP for veterinarians:

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    Rather than striving for excellence in all things at your clinic, foster a culture where perfectionism is not the driving mentality. Encouraging team members to focus on doing their best, rather than concentrating on fear of failure, allows for greater potential in attaining goals. Read More.


    Prescription Drug Monitoring for Veterinarians

    Beginning July 1, 2018 in Nebraska, a veterinarian licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act will be required to report a dispensed prescription of controlled substances listed on Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV pursuant to section 28-405.  (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-2454 (4)).

    The Nebraska prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is developed through legislative bills passed by the Nebraska Legislature in 2011, with system enhancements made in 2016 and 2017.

    Here are some resources to help you prepare for the implementation of the PDMP for veterinarians: