Animal Drug Availability Act Law and Legal Definition

The Animal Drug Availability Act of 1996 is a U.S. federal legislation. The object of the Act is:

1. to increase the number of animal drug in the market; and

2. to reduce the burden on the animal health industry.

The Act provides:

1. for eliminating the strict requirements for field studies;

2. for a new category of drug called the veterinary feed directive drug; and

3. for flexible labeling to permit a range of recommended and acceptable dosages with in species;

The Act amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act so as to improve the process of approving and using animal drugs.