In January 2022, the new Regulations on Veterinary Medicines and Medicated Feed will come into force. These new laws will bring along important changes for veterinary practitioners regarding the availability and use of veterinary medicines. Among others, the new rules will include measures to ensure prudent and responsible use of antimicrobials, a collection system of antimicrobial use in the different species, new rules on the use of the cascade and oral medication, measures to increase availability (e.g. a Union Product Database) and a renewed system of adverse event reporting. To explain and discuss the new rules with veterinary practitioners, the European Medicines Agency and FVE teamed up to organise jointly a series of webinars.
Second webinar: Categorisation of antibiotics used in animals to promote responsible use (23 June 2021 from 15:00 to 16:30)
The second webinar will focus on the ranking of antibiotics by considering both the risk that their use in animals causes to public health through the possible development of antimicrobial resistance and the need to use them in veterinary medicine. It will look at how veterinarians can use these rankings and how the AMEG categorisation has been used in different countries.
First webinar: adverse events reporting (30 March 2021)
Our first webinar focused on adverse event reporting and answered questions such as:
-What will change for veterinary practitioners reporting an adverse event?
– Will veterinary practitioners receive more feedback on adverse events?
– How about adverse event reporting for products used ‘off-label’?