Posts tagged summary of product characteristics
How veterinary medicines get to market

A veterinary medicine must have a marketing authorisation or meet certain criteria for exemption before it can be marketed in the UK. At the moment, a marketing authorisation can be granted in the European Union (EU) via the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Commission (EC), or in the UK via the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). It is still not known what effect Brexit will have on this. If there is a deal, the UK government is exploring the terms on which we could remain part of the EMA in terms of veterinary drugs. However, if there is no deal and the UK is no longer part of the EU regulatory framework for veterinary medicines, the UK will need to carry out functions currently done through the EU at the national level. (Defra 2018) This module sets out what is involved in the licensing of veterinary medicinal products (including generics) at the moment in the UK with examples to help relate it to practice.

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Quick-reference prescribing information - what is there?

Where's the best place to find information on doses, interactions, use in pregnancy and so on, at the time of prescribing? Do you know the difference between SPCs and data sheets? Where can you find reliable information on unlicensed medicines? Our new module reviews quick-reference prescribing information sources. We've compared the different sources - paper and online - looking at the pros and cons, whether the information is reliable, the costs, and which to use when you need a particular type of information. It's practical and will help you to know if you're using the most up-to-date resources.

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