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New Resources to Promote Responsible Use of Drugs and Other Medical Materials

Controlled Substances Drugs Guidelines IACUC Policies

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The appropriate use of drugs and other medical materials – fluids, vehicles, biologics, and drugs – is critical for protecting animal welfare, ensuring the validity of your results, and avoiding incidents of non-compliance.

Given the seriousness of these concerns, recent updates to several programmatic documents, and an analysis of areas identified for continued refinement through semi-annual IACUC facility inspections, all personnel who handle or work with animals should review the following to assist with continued education and compliance:


  • Contact the Quality Assurance Team in the Animal Care & Use Office ( for assistance with establishing a system to monitor for expired drugs and other medical materials in your lab.
  • Reach out to your ULAM Faculty Veterinarian for specific questions about the proper use of drugs and other medical materials in animals.

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