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Dr. James P. Morehead

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Founding Partner

Email: j***@***.com
Local Address: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Company Description: We strive to provide quality and efficient equine veterinary care to all clients, large or small, in a professional and economical manner. The practice has...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Past Member AAEP
  • Founder
    PSC

Education

  • DVM
  • University of Missouri
10 Total References
Web References
Veterinarians - Equine Medical Associates
eqmedical.com, 4 Feb 2014 [cached]
James P. Morehead, DVM
Founding partner of Equine Medical Associates, PSC. Dr. Morehead graduated in 1983 from the University of Missouri, and has been practicing in the Lexington area for the last 26 years.
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James P. Morehead, DVM
History - Equine Medical Associates
eqmedical.com [cached]
Equine Medical Associates, PSC, was founded in 1991 by Dr. James P. Morehead.
Seattle Slew - Gallery
www.seattleslew.com, 20 Jan 2014 [cached]
James Morehead, DVM
TheHorse.com: Endoscopic Exams Indicate Racing Potential
www.thehorse.com, 24 Oct 2001 [cached]
"If you can't gain any prognostic information from endoscopic exams, then we shouldn't be doing them," said Dr. Jim Morehead of Equine Medical Associates in Lexington, Ky., one of the investigators in the study.
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Assisting Morehead, Peloso, and Stick in the research were Michigan State University investigators Dr. Frederik J. Derksen, chair of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Dr. James Lloyd, and Dr. Pawin Padungtod, who worked to help extract the significance of the racing data collected.
According to James P. ...
www.chronofhorse.com, 6 Nov 2009 [cached]
According to James P. Morehead, DVM, drug manufacturing comes under the authority of the FDA and includes strict requirements related to Good Laboratory Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices, data demonstrating safety, efficacy and other parameters.
"Under strict interpretation of the law, all compounding is illegal," said Morehead, of Equine Medical Associates in Lexington, Ky., and a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners Professional Conduct and Ethics Committee.
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"Therefore the FDA recognizes the need for compounded products in specific situations, in both human and animal medicine, and has published some guidelines for compounding," said Morehead.
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"The way the FDA regulates compounding is to say it is all illegal, but that they will allow certain things," said Morehead.
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As explained by Morehead, "A veterinarian should only order the specific amount of product needed for that particular animal, at the time it is needed.
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"If an approved product is available and appropriate for that specific condition, then we are required to use it," said Morehead.
A case in point is oral altrenogest (known as Regu-Mate, to suppress estrus in mares), which is commercially available; it's an FDA-approved product, to be administered daily.
"Even though a client may consider daily dosing inconvenient, this does not count as a reason to compound a long-acting injectable product," he explained.
Another example: it's not legal to compound phenylbutazone paste "to make it apple flavored or twice the concentration of the commercial paste, because it's already available as an FDA-approved product," said Morehead.
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If there is a problem with a compounded drug, "the liability falls solely on the prescribing veterinarian," said Morehead.
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"There are no requirements for stability or potency testing of compounded products," said Morehead.
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"The use of compounded medications should be on an as-needed basis, keeping on hand only what is needed now, or what you would normally expect to be needed in the short-term care for your patients," said Morehead.
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"In other words, if you have a compounded product that is to be used on a horse for 30 days, at the conclusion of those 30 days the product has expired," said Morehead.
"The common practice of saving whatever prescription is left over is not a good practice. We know the expiration dates of drugs that have gone through the FDA approval process, but we don't have any idea on the compounded drugs," Morehead added.
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Morehead believes it is not a good idea, however, for pharmacies to compound a product and keep it on their shelves before sending it out as a prescription.
"FDA does not allow compounding of drugs to make money, or to substitute a compounded product at a cheaper price than an approved drug. Veterinarians cannot use compounded drugs to merely save money over FDA-approved available products," said Morehead.
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