Online pet drugs are withdrawn amid FDA scrutiny
A warning letter accused No More Fleas Please of marketing unapproved new animal drugs.
A pet drug reseller has removed from its website four purported parasiticides called into question by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The company, No More Fleas Please Inc., marketed the products under the brand name Queen City Animals. The parasiticides were sold alongside approved mainstream preventives such as Merial’s Frontline Plus and Bayer’s Advantage II.
The FDA in mid-October issued a warning letter accusing Charlotte, North Carolina-based No More Fleas Please and its president, Shaun E. Koch, of marketing unapproved new animal drugs in violation of federal law.
The company did not respond to a request for comment.
The four products are:
- Queen City Animals Tapeworm Dewormer Capsules with praziquantel.
- Queen City Animals Liquid Vanilla Flavored Wormer with pyrantel pamoate.
- Queen City Animals Flea Controlling Capsules with lufenuron.
- Queen City Animals Flea Killing Capsules with nitenpyram.
All but Tapeworm Dewormer Capsules at one time were sold on Amazon.com, where they are now listed as “Currently unavailable.”
Koch in 2010 signed a consent agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and was penalized $1,500 for selling brand-name parasiticides without the original packaging. The products were being sold on the No More Fleas Please website.