Rules on the Regulation of Veterinary Drugs and Products, Veterinary Biological Products, and Veterinary Drugs Establishments

Republic Act No.9711 or the "Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009" which further amended Republic Act No. 3720 otherwise known as the "Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act", as amended by Executive Order No. 175 was enacted by Congress on August 18, 2009 with the objective of, inter alia, enhancing and strengthening the administrative and technical capacity of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the regulation and monitoring of establishments and products under its jurisdiction including veterinary drugs and other health products.

Whereas, on September 25, 1991, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was executed between the Department of Health-Bureau of Food and Drugs (now FDA) and Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) defining the functions of both agencies in the regulation of manufacture, distribution and registration of veterinary drug and products covered under Republic Act No. 3720, as amended.

Cognizant of the authority of the FDA to call upon the assistance of any department, office or agency under Section 30, paragraph 5 RA 3720 as amended by RA 9711, the FDA and BAI agree recommend to continue their partnership under MOA to maintain he effectiveness of regulating existing establishments manufacturing, distributing and/or selling veterinary drugs and products and ensure efficient supply thereof in the market following the guidelines set forth herein.


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