FDA Withdrawing Approval For Some Toxic Animal Feed Drugs

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration told two advocacy groups Monday that it is withdrawing approval for three of four arsenic-based drugs used as additives in animal feed, nearly four years after the groups lobbed a petition challenging the drugs.

In a letter, the FDA told the Center for Food Safety and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy that their challenges against roxarsone, carbarsone and arsanilic acid are unnecessary because the agency is withdrawing their approvals, but denied the groups' petition against a fourth drug...
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