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Pioneer and Generic Animal Drug User Fees Renegotiations

Description: Provide proposal package to Congress outlining the recommendations for reauthorization of the A/GDUFA programs to continue to collect fees for certain animal drug applications, and for the establishments, products and sponsors associated with these and previously approved animal drug applications, in support of the review of pioneer and generic animal drugs. (1)

Briefing Status: COMPLETED

Prior Briefing Status: ON TRACK

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

1. Gather feedback on suggestions regarding reauthorization including specific suggestions for changes to the A/GDUFA goals, hold a public meeting and open a docket to gather written comments


Completed 11/7/2011

2. Analyze written comments submitted to the docket to inform stakeholder and industry discussions


Completed 12/7/2011

3. Conduct periodic consultations with representatives of veterinary, patient, and consumer advocacy groups to continue discussions of their views on reauthorization and their suggestions for changes



Completed 7/19/2012

4. Conduct negotiations and reach agreement with the regulated industry on user fee program reauthorizations


a. ADUFA Program


Completed 7/24/2012

b. AGDUFA Program


Completed 4/19/2012

5. Submit draft package of proposal recommendations for reauthorizations for administration review and clearance



Completed 9/13/2012

6. Publish draft proposed recommendations in Federal Register and provide 30-day comment period



Completed 12/5/2012

7. Hold a public meeting to gather feedback on the proposed recommendations for reauthorization



Completed 12/18/2012

8. Revise recommendations as necessary per public input




Completed 1/9/2013

9. Transmit final package of prepared recommendations for reauthorization to Congress by January 15, 2013


Completed 2/25/2013


  • (1) The dates in italics under the milestone due dates are modified due dates which had to be updated due to real-time delays. The milestone status reflects the modified dates.

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