MSD Animal Health announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion recommending marketing authorization for the veterinary medicinal product BRAVECTO® Plus (fluralaner plus moxidectin) spot-on solution for cats.
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Madison, NJ, March 21, 2018 – MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion recommending marketing authorization for the veterinary medicinal product BRAVECTO® Plus (fluralaner plus moxidectin) spot-on solution for cats.
If granted marketing approval, BRAVECTO® Plus will be a sustained, broad-spectrum combination topical solution for cats with, or at risk from, both internal and external parasite infestations: ticks and fleas, heartworm, roundworm and hookworm. Detailed conditions of the product will be described in the summary of product characteristics (SPC), which will be published in the European public assessment report (EPAR) after marketing authorization has been granted by the European Commission.
BRAVECTO® Plus is designed for cats with, or at risk from, mixed parasitic infestations and is applied topically using the unique “Twist’n’Use”™ pipette design for ease of application.
Once applied, BRAVECTO® Plus provides immediate and persistent tick (Ixodes ricinus) and flea (Ctenocephalides felis) killing activity for 12 weeks, prevents heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis for 8 weeks, and also treats roundworm and hookworm.
Ticks and fleas must attach to the treated animal and commence feeding in order to be exposed to the active substance. BRAVECTO® Plus also can be used as part of a treatment strategy for flea allergy dermatitis (FAD).
In 2014, BRAVECTO® was launched as a chewable tablet for dogs and, in 2016, BRAVECTO® spot-on was launched as a topical solution for dogs and cats. More than 60 million doses of BRAVECTO® have been distributed in 72 countries since its introduction.
About MSD Animal Health
For more than a century, MSD, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, is the global animal health business unit of MSD. Through its commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals™, MSD Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services. MSD Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals. It invests extensively in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. MSD Animal Health is present in more than 50 countries, while its products are available in some 150 markets. For more information, visit www.msd-animal-health.com or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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