Proposed Change of Agency for Oversight of Animal Health Products

This past Wednesday, March 1st, EPA and FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine hosted a joint information session for industry stakeholders regarding a proposed change of agency for oversight of animal health products, such as flea/tick spot-ons and collars. An estimated 600 products would be impacted by this proposal, expected to take approximately 5 years to implement. This is …

SafetyCall International and Pet Poison Helpline: One team, Two Similar Missions

At SafetyCall, our mission is to make the world a safe place! We do this by reassuring and providing quality care for our clients, their customers, animals and pets by delivering immediate, 24/7 access to clear and trusted health, safety and medical information, and by enhancing and promoting product safety.

To further support animals and the veterinary community, SafetyCall developed …

Employee Spotlight- Christine Messner

1.How long have you worked for SafetyCall International? 

I started with SafetyCall in March of 2021.

2.What does your job entail (brief overview of your job) ?   

I take reports on adverse events and lack of efficacy regarding animal pharmaceutical medications and I also am cross trained to take Pet Poison Helpline calls.

3.What is your favorite aspect of your

Breaking news for cosmetic manufacturers! New mandatory adverse event reporting requirements!

During the 11th hour of 2022, President Biden signed into law the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MOCRA) as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.  SafetyCall has been closely monitoring the proposed cosmetic legislation for several years and, as anticipated, the MOCRA of 2022 establishes new regulations related to monitoring adverse events and mandatory reporting of all …

Adopt a Highway

For over 5 years, Pet Poison Helpline has participated in the Hennepin County Adopt a Highway program! Twice a year (usually in the spring and fall) a group of 20 local team members meet up to help keep the roadside beautiful and free of litter by picking up garbage. This instills a sense of community for our team while leaving …

Employee Spotlight- Tonya Tenters

1.How long have you worked for SafetyCall International?

6 years

2.What does your job entail (brief overview of your job) ?

I wear many hats – I am a Client Liaison, Pharmacovigilance Specialist, and am a Senior Veterinary Information Specialist.

3.What is your favorite aspect of your job?

I love being a Client Liaison and forming those client relationships which …

SafetyCall at Supply Side!

SafetyCall recently attended the packed Supply Side West show in Las Vegas.

It was great to see the show back in full swing with so many new and familiar faces! Dr. Rick Kingston, SafetyCall’s President of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, participated during the show in a panel discussion on the toxicity potential of white mulberry, hosted by Informa Markets’ Assistant …

Employee Spotlight- Tina Spagnoli, LVT

1.How long have you worked for SafetyCall International?

A little over 4 years.

2.What does your job entail (brief overview of your job) ?

I am one of our team leads and help our team with any questions or issues they have. I also help to train staff, mentor new staff, and assess cases for severity.

3.What is your favorite

Employee Spotlight- Jenna Cueto

1.How long have you worked for SafetyCall International?

5 ½ years

2.What does your job entail (brief overview of your job)?

My main responsibilities include supporting our Senior Director, Sales and Marketing with the contract and addendum management process, preparing reports and presentations, coordinating SCI and Pet Poison Helpline tradeshows, assisting in coordinating and planning employee travel, assisting with consulting …

Calendar of Activities for Monograph Over The Counter Products

FDA CDER’s Office of Nonprescription Drugs recently released its calendar of activities for monograph OTC products on September 30th. Planned activities largely surround GRASE status of active ingredients including codeine, oral benzocaine and/or phenol preparations, and ipecac. Additionally, the office will be reviewing PLLR labeling for NSAIDs; risks and benefits of cough/cold preparations for children under 6yrs; abuse/misuse risks of …