Norbrook Shows Another Year of Growth

 

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Norbrook Laboratories
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In business for nearly 40 years, DV Medical Supply is a family-owned-and-operated business that specializes in affordable generic drugs and medical supplies. In its business, DV Medical Supply works with several pharmaceutical companies, including Norbrook Laboratories.

Earlier this year, Norbrook revealed its yearly earnings for the 2015-2016 fiscal year that showed an 11 percent revenue increase over the prior year and a total profit of 38.5 million euros. The company ascribed the growth to natural increases in sales to meet demand as well as efforts to bring five new products to market, leading to gains in both the United States and Europe.

Norbrook CEO Liam Eagle expressed satisfaction at another year of sustained growth for the company, with revenue increases in all its regions of influence. Specifically, Eagle looked to the EU and North American markets as the strongest successes, with new products contributing significantly to the company’s increased performance.

DV Medical Supply Orders Using CSOS

 

For more than four decades, DV Medical Supply, Inc., in Gardena, California, has operated as a family-owned-and-managed provider of medical, surgical, and pharmaceutical supplies to clients in the veterinary industry. Over the years, DV Medical Supply has established a reputation for meeting and exceeding industry standards when it comes to customer support, offering exceptional service, affordable products, and a number of convenient features.

As a modernized provider of veterinary medical products, DV Medical Supply has fully embraced the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Controlled Substance Ordering System (CSOS), through which clients can complete Schedule II controlled substance orders electronically, rather than completing paper triplicates of Form 222. Electronic CSOS transmissions allow for complete digitization of Form 222, including electronic signatures created with the Digital Certificate computer software.

Individuals or businesses that have never used the system must first apply to the DEA for a digital certificate, a process that can take up to six weeks to complete. Once clients have downloaded their certificate, they can reach out to a DV Medical Supply representative for login information and password credentials. More information regarding CSOS and Digital Certificate, including system requirements, can be found at www.dvmed.com.

FDA Approval for Generic Drugs

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Generic Drugs
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An authorized distributor of generic drugs, DV Medical Supply, Inc., works closely with pharmaceutical companies and individuals in the medical profession. Family-owned and managed since 1977, DV Medical Supply delivers high quality generics with competitive product and shipping prices.

Defined as pharmaceutical compounds manufactured by third parties once the brand name patent expires, generic drugs are equivalent to the brand name compound in terms of dosage, potency, and safety. To apply for FDA approval for a generic drug, manufacturers must submit a document known as the Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA). Once the application is approved, manufacturers can begin producing the drug and selling it according to the guidelines put forth by the FDA.

New drugs must submit a New Drug Application (NDA) and complete several phases of animal and human studies before receiving FDA approval. Because generic drugs are bioequivalent to brand-name compounds, which have already completed clinical trials, they do not require the same level of rigor. The ANDA must only demonstrate that the generic compound is bioequivalent to the original, accomplished by measuring absorption of the compound in 24 to 36 healthy volunteers. This standard was codified in the 1984 Waxman-Hatch Act.

Hydroxyzine – How It Is Used for Animals

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Hydroxyzine
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From its Gardena, California, headquarters, DV Medical Supply, Inc., provides cost-effective pharmaceutical, surgical, and medical supplies on a wholesale basis. A featured product on the DV Medical Supply website, hydroxyzine is available in batches of 1,000 tablets ranging from 10- to 50-milligram doses.

An antihistamine, hydroxyzine is commonly prescribed in veterinary care for allergic reactions, including snake and insect bites, alopecia, and reactions to vaccinations. The drug helps with the reduction of nausea, inflammation, and anxiety in animals, in addition to being a sedative.

Hydroxyzine blocks H-1 receptors, which become widened when histamine attaches to them. This leads to itchiness, inflammation, and muscle contraction, the latter of which can cause breathing difficulties.

Typically prescribed for cats and dogs, hydroxyzine is sometimes branded as Atarax, Anxanil, or Vistaril and should be kept in a sealed container at room temperature. The drug should not be given to any pregnant or lactating animals.