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Phibro Animal Health Corporation Reiterates Safety Of Mecadox®

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

TEANECK, N.J., April 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – (NASDAQ:PAHC) Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release stating its intention to take the initial steps in the process to rescind its approval of Mecadox® (carbadox). Mecadox has been approved and sold in the United States for more than 40 years and is a widely-used treatment for controlling bacterial diseases including Salmonella and swine dysentery. Mecadox is not used in human medicine and the class of drug is not considered a medically important antimicrobial. The approved Mecadox label requires a 42-day withdrawal period pre-harvesting , and to date we have not seen any hazardous residues of carbadox being detected from pig meat treated in accordance with the approved label.

The FDA approved the original application for Mecadox in the early 1970s and a supplemental application in 1998, each time as a result of a rigorous safety review. Several years ago, in response to the...


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