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Russell Nemetz FDA Animal Drug Safety Communication Issues Micotil 300 User Safety Alert
by Russell Nemetz, click here for bio

Program: Land & Livestock Report
Date: September 21, 2017

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Hi everybody it’s time for your Land and Livestock Report, here on the Ag Information Network of the West-I’m Russell Nemetz.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting cattle and sheep owners, farmworkers, veterinarians, physicians, emergency medical technicians, and other health care providers about the potential hazards to people exposed to the animal drug Micotil 300 (tilmicosin). Micotil 300 is a prescription injectable antibiotic used to treat respiratory disease in cattle and sheep.

Since its approval in 1992, there have been more than 2,200 adverse event reports involving people exposed to Micotil 300. These include multiple reports of injury, including death, in people following injection of Micotil 300. Other routes of exposure, including by mouth or skin, have also led to injury.

People exposed to Micotil 300 should immediately seek medical care. There is no antidote for Micotil 300.

Elanco Animal Health, a subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, distributes Micotil 300 and has made efforts to warn and educate people about the human health risks associated with this product and to provide training to users and veterinarians on safe handling and use of Micotil 300.

That’s your Land and Livestock Report-I’m Russell Nemetz.

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