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New aquaculture drugs under FDA review

July 5, 2012

Only eight active pharmaceutical ingredients available in 18 drug products have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in aquaculture. The approval process can be lengthy and expensive, but several new drugs and label claims are under review. Progress has been made on approvals for Halamid (chloramine-T), Aquaflor (florfenicol) and 35% PeroxAid (hydrogen peroxide) as therapeutic drugs. Data are also being generated for AQUI-S 20E, a fish sedative.

Publication Year 2012
Title New aquaculture drugs under FDA review
Authors James D. Bowker, Mark P. Gaikowski
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Global Aquaculture Advocate
Index ID 70005999
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center