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Revised Policies, Guidelines Clarify Expectations for the Use of Expired Drugs and Medical Materials in Animals

We know that you rely on us – your Animal Care & Use Program partners – to provide the tools and resources necessary for safeguarding animal welfare while conducting sound scientific research. While it is clear that the administration and/or use of expired drugs and other substances can endanger animal health and compromise the validity ...
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Controlled Substances Drugs

Update on Ongoing Nationwide Ketamine Shortage

**December 2023 Update** The Central B2 Pharmacy has ended its Ketamine order restriction for research studies – including all projects involving animals. Study Teams may also continue to purchase Ketamine through U-M approved external vendors. If you have any questions, please contact the U-M Controlled Substances Monitoring Program at A nationwide shortage of the ...
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Controlled Substances Drugs Guidelines IACUC Policies

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

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 ...
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Controlled Substances Drugs

Ordering Ketamine for Use in Animals

Recently, shortages of the anesthetic drug Ketamine have been reported in human medicine. Thus far, supplies manufactured specifically for use in veterinary animal care have NOT been impacted. As a result of shortages in the human drug, the Michigan Medicine B2 Pharmacy is currently limiting the distribution of Ketamine to animal users. Study Teams needing ...
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Controlled Substances Drugs Guidelines Policies

GOLD Day Coming this May

The administration and/or use of expired drugs and other substances not only endangers animal welfare but could also compromise the validity of your results. Given the seriousness of these concerns and the potential for resulting non-compliance, the Animal Care & Use Program is announcing the first annual GOLD Day. Happening on Friday, May 5, 2023, ...
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Controlled Substances Drugs Guidelines IACUC Policies

Important Expectations & Updates: Use of Expired Drugs and Medical Materials in Animals

Earlier this fall, we shared several important updates that will impact our research operations moving forward, including preparations for the U-M’s next re-accreditation visit by AAALAC, International in Summer 2023. Today, we are providing additional information on two of these updates – the revised Policy on the Use, Storage, and Expiration of Substances, Agents, and ...
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Controlled Substances Drugs

DEA Registrants: Be on Alert for Increased Scamming Attempts

In the past few weeks, several Michigan Medicine physicians and faculty members have received phone calls from individuals pretending to be Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents. Using publicly available data such as an individual’s name, National Provider Identifier numbers, and state license numbers, these telephone scammers have targeted U-M faculty with active DEA registrations and ...
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Do You Know What to Do if the State of Michigan or DEA Show Up?

The State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) may visit campus for announced site visits OR unannounced inspections of ANY DEA registrant and their lab(s). LARA and DEA representatives MUST be escorted by a U-M Controlled Substance (CS) Monitor or alternate U-M ...
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Controlled Substances Monitoring Program Introduces Revised Escalation Plan

In an effort to further strengthen, safeguard, and support research at the University of Michigan, the U-M Controlled Substances in Research Monitoring Program has introduced a revised escalation plan (available via PDF download) for all individuals who use controlled substances in research. Central to the plan is an institutional commitment to increased transparency through more ...

Controlled Substances Drugs

Propofol to Be Handled As Controlled Substance Effective August 1

Effective August 1, 2018, Propofol will be handled and stored in the same manner as controlled substances. This change is applicable to all animal and analytical researchers across campus. To address ongoing security concerns, this change in how propofol is handled and stored is being made institution-wide (including Michigan Medicine). Detailed instructions for the handling and ...

Controlled Substances Drugs

Research Controlled Substances: State of Michigan and DEA Audit Preparedness

As an important reminder, the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) can conduct unannounced inspections of registrants and their laboratories. The DEA is a law enforcement agency, and both the state and DEA can assess civil and criminal penalties. Non-compliance violations can result in increasing levels ...
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