Posted: 1/21/2016

FDA permits conditional extralabel use of drugs

FDA permits conditional extralabel use of drugs

Under the provisions of the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act of 1994 (AMDUCA) Title 21 part 530 (CFR 530), the FDA recognizes the professional judgment of veterinarians, and permits the extralabel use of drugs by vet­erinarians under certain conditions. Extralabel use of drugs may only take place within the scope of a valid VCPR.

What is a VCPR?
A Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship, or VCPR for short, only exists when your veterinarian knows your animal well enough to diagnose and treat any medical conditions your animal develops. Your part of the VCPR is allowing your veterinarian to take responsibility for making clinical judgments about your animal’s health, asking questions to make sure you understand, and following your veterinarian’s instructions.

Why is a VCPR so important?
First and foremost, it’s the best thing for your animal’s health.  Two, it’s required by law in many states.  Three, a VCPR is required for a veterinarian to prescribe medication or otherwise treat an animal.

Can I deliver medications remotely with a VCPR?
Yes, Remote Drug Delivery, if recommended by your veterinarian, is an approved method of delivery.

How do I initiate a VCPR?
We here at Pneu-Dart have solicited valuable feedback and are proud to provide you with the tools and resources needed to assist with this. Click this link [Download VCPR Form].  Not only does the VCPR provide you with valuable insight and education on the best practices for your animal’s needs, it provides you with the opportunity to use Remote Drug Delivery (RDD) Systems when recommended by your veterinarian.