Veterinary medicines rules subject to EC consultation

by News team

Rules governing theauthorisation of veterinary medicines are being reviewed by theEuropean Commission, following concerns that the current system istoo complex and stifles innovation.

The EC has launched a on the present system, to identify its strengthsand weaknesses in order to assess whether it needs to be changed and,if so, in what way.

The review followscomplaints from companies that the present system is too bureaucraticand hampers both the innovative use of existing medicines and thedevelopment of new drugs.

Criticism has also beenlevelled at the system for being overly complex and taking up toomuch time.

The results of the reviewwill be published later this year.

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