Compound Animal Drugs Not Under FDA Authority: Court

Law360, New York (September 12, 2011, 6:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration overstepped its authority when it tried to stop a Florida pharmacy from making compound prescription drugs for animals, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Mixing bulk drug ingredients into custom medications at the request of veterinarians, known as compounding, is a “long-standing, widespread, state-regulated practice” that the FDA does not have the authority to regulate, U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan said.

He granted a motion for summary judgment filed by the pharmacy, Ocala-based Franck's Lab Inc. The pharmacy compounds both...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America v. Franck's Lab, Inc. et al

Case Number



Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Timothy J. Corrigan

Date Filed

April 16, 2010

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