Efforts relating to compounded drugs for patients who cannot use an FDA-approved drug

Washington, DC - As a physician, I understand how important it can be for health care providers to treat patients with compounded drugs when a patient’s needs cannot be met by FDA-approved drugs. But because compounded drugs are not FDA-approved, it’s important for patients and the medical community to have access to information about the quality of these products. I’m also committed to developing policies and conducting oversight in a manner that seeks to promote use of FDA-approved drugs and minimize the risks to patients who are prescribed a compounded drug.

FDA issues guidance to help animal drug manufacturers meet antimicrobial sales data reporting requirements

Washington, DC - Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is releasing Guidance for Industry #252, “Antimicrobial Animal Drug Sales and Distribution Reporting Small Entity Compliance Guide.” The guidance follows publication of the May 2016 Antimicrobial Animal Drug Sales and Distribution final rule, which, among other things, revised the annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals in order to obtain estimates of sales broken out by major food-producing species (i.e., cattle, swine, chickens, turkeys).

Sexual Exploitation of a minor arrest

Yuma, Arizona - On Thursday, June 21, 2018, 36 year old Daniel Rico was arrested and booked for allegedly having sexual contact with a juvenile female whom is known to him.  The victim was under the age of 15 at the time of the alleged incident which, occurred from 2013 to 2016. 

FTC and Partners Kick off Military Consumer Month 2018

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission and its federal, state and local partners announced that its month-long recognition of military consumers, Military Consumer Month, kicks off on July 1. This year, the agency and its partners will focus on the fight against imposter scams.

Rural Herder-Farmer Violence in Nigeria

Washington, DC - The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of civilians and destruction of property in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region over the weekend.