Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA)

Summary

ADFUA is legislation that amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) and authorizes the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to collect fees for certain animal drug applications, in support of the review of animal drugs. It is authorized for a five-year time frame.

Key Points

  • ADUFA reauthorization was most recently passed by Congress and signed by the President June 13, 2013, becoming Public Law No. 113-14
  • ADUFA provides resources for the FDA to conduct timely evaluations of new animal drugs for safety and effectiveness
  • By providing the FDA with additional funds they are able to employ 90 technical staff who review and evaluate animal drug applications in a timely fashion
  • Antibiotics are one of many tools the U.S. cattle industry utilizes to maintain healthy cattle

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