Oct. 25, 2021
Animal drugs are eligible for expanded conditional approval if they’re for use in one of the seven major species (horses, dogs, cats, cattle, pigs, turkeys, and chickens) and they address: a serious or life-threatening condition, but demonstrating effectiveness would require complex or particularly difficult studies; OR an unmet animal or human health need, but demonstrating effectiveness would require complex or particularly difficult studies. FDA has a guidance document that explains the eligibility criteria for expanded conditional approval.
This guidance is intended for sponsors and potential sponsors interested in pursuing conditional approval of new animal drugs for certain major uses in major species.
In 2018, Congress enacted legislation reauthorizing FDA’s animal drug user fee program for an additional 5 years (ADUFA IV). This legislation also amended section 571 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to include provisions for expanded conditional approval of new animal drugs. Eligibility for conditional approval has been expanded beyond minor uses in major species and use in minor species (MUMS) to also include certain major uses in major species in order to incentivize development of new animal drugs for serious or life-threatening conditions or unmet animal or human health needs where demonstration of effectiveness would require a complex or particularly difficult study or studies.
The Center for Veterinary Medicine refers to the process for conditionally approving new animal drugs that are not MUMS drugs as “expanded conditional approval.”This guidance defines certain terms, clarifies the eligibility criteria for expanded conditional approval, and describes the criteria CVM intends to consider when determining expanded conditional approval eligibility.
Source from fda.gov