The Law

Drug Quality and Security Act

[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 3204 Enrolled Bill (ENR)]


                     One Hundred Thirteenth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America

                          AT THE FIRST SESSION

          Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday,
           the third day of January, two thousand and thirteen

                                 An Act


The Truth About Compounding for Animals from Bulk Substances

The Animal Health Institute (AHI) is a trade group representing pharmaceutical manufacturers with an interest in veterinary medicine. Despite its claim to support what it calls “legitimate animal drug compounding,” it has long opposed many uses of compounding for major species, such as dogs, cats and horses, in modern veterinary practice. The organization espouses the viewpoint that using bulk ingredients to compound medications for use in animals is “illegal.” On June 4, 2013, in an Open Letter to Veterinarians, the AHI asserted: