Brussels 15 October 2014 - IFAH-Europe welcomes the 4th ESVAC report and appreciates the European Medicines Agency's efforts in continuing to gather these data on veterinary antimicrobial agents by class. 26 countries (EU and EEA) have been included at the data presented is from 2012.
IFAH-Europe welcomes release of Commission's proposals package for revised legislation for veterinary medicines and medicated feed.
Brussels, 10 September 2014 – Today the European Commission published its proposed package for revised legislation for veterinary medicines and medicated feed. It will follow the ordinary legislative procedure whereby a final text must be negotiated and agreed on by the European Parliament and the European Council. IFAH-Europe, the federation representing the manufacturers of veterinary medicines and medicated feed premixes, welcomes this release of the legislative texts, and firmly supports the Commission’s aim of improving the availability of veterinary medicines throughout Europe.
At its annual conference entitled, “Better regulation for veterinary medicines: Road to a European marketing authorisation”, IFAH-Europe called on decision-makers to complete the journey to a true single market and develop one single EU-wide marketing authorisation process for veterinary medicines. With the decision-making process on the future veterinary medicines legislation starting later this year, the animal health industry asks if Europe’s animals, farmers, vets and pet owners should have to wait any more decades to see pan-European availability of authorised veterinary medicines.
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Johannes Charlier has accepted the position as the Project Manager for DISCONTOOLS. Johannes is a veterinarian and a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer in Ghent University and will join DISCONTOOLS on a part-time basis.