Connection Spring 2015 - Page 20

SUPPLY NEWS United Ag General Store in El Campo now has its wholesale drug license T By Michelle Frankum he animal health industry has made a lot of changes in the past five years. Most of these changes include mergers and acquisitions by human pharmaceutical or large animal health companies, but we are starting to see a government impact on the industry. At United Ag, we strive to stay up to date with these changes so that we can provide superior cattle products and competitive pricing. In the past year we have been advised that the FDA will be making changes to our purchasing power on antibiotics and other regulated items. We do not expect the 20 new regulations to occur until 2016, but we would rather be prepared and sitting in a good position to help our customers. What does this mean to you? Any day of the week you could walk into one of our four United Ag General Store locations and purchase LA-200, Noromycin 300, or Bio-mycin. Under new regulations, these products would only be available for purchase through a veterinary clinic. As of January 2015, United Ag acquired our Wholesale Drug License from the Texas Department of State Health Services. This license allows us to purchase animal health products including LongRange, Multimin, and X[