⭐ IMPORTANT REMINDER ⭐
Don’t forget! Even though the first annual GOLD Day has passed, please set aside time to regularly (e.g., at least monthly) Go Organize, Label, and Dispose of drugs, medical materials, surgical supplies, and other substances in your laboratory.
EXPIRED fluids, vehicles, biologics, and drugs CANNOT be administered to, or used in, animals for ANY procedure, including euthanasia. For more information, review the Policy on the Use and Storage of Expired Drugs and Medical Materials in Animals.
Have Questions? Contact the Quality Assurance Team at ACU-QATeam@med.umich.edu.
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, GOLD Day is a unique opportunity for laboratories to set aside dedicated time for personnel to Go Organize, Label, and Dispose of drugs, medical materials, surgical supplies, and other substances administered to – or used in – ANY animal procedure.
In the weeks following GOLD Day, laboratories can expect walkthroughs of many animal care facilities to ‘spot check’ progress on the activities referenced above and to assess overall preparedness for the upcoming AAALAC Site Visit.
Members of the Animal Care & Use Team, along with many campus partners, are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the appropriate use of drugs and other substances in animal procedures.
- Contact the Quality Assurance Team (ACU-QATeam@med.umich.edu) for assistance with establishing a system to monitor for expired drugs and other medical materials in your laboratory
- Specific questions about the proper use of drugs and other medical materials in animals should be directed to your ULAM Faculty Veterinarian
- To request waste pick up or supplies, contact EHS Hazardous Materials Management at (734) 763-4568 or complete an online Waste and Supply Request Form
- Questions about proper disposal of controlled substances should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org