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Detailed guide: Controlled drugs: recording, using, storing and disposal

Detailed guide: Controlled drugs: recording, using, storing and disposal

As a vet or pharmacist, you must follow legal requirements when working with controlled drugs in veterinary medicine.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19) VMD News and Guidance

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19) VMD News and Guidance

News and guidance on veterinary medicines issues affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Veterinary surgeons: temporary changes to the retail supply of veterinary medicines

Veterinary surgeons: temporary changes to the retail supply of veterinary medicines

Relaxation of enforcement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Veterinary practice premises: temporary change of premises

Veterinary practice premises: temporary change of premises

Relaxation of enforcement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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SQPs temporarily allowed to prescribe and authorise supply of veterinary medicines remotely

SQPs temporarily allowed to prescribe and authorise supply of veterinary medicines remotely

Enforcement of Veterinary Medicines Regulations relaxed in light of enhanced precautions required by the response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Extemporaneous products: temporary change of supply

Extemporaneous products: temporary change of supply

Temporary change to the standard VMD guidance on Manufacturers of extemporaneous preparations for use under the cascade (ManSA).

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Detailed guide: Veterinary medicine wholesale dealer's authorisation (WDA)

Detailed guide: Veterinary medicine wholesale dealer's authorisation (WDA)

How to legally run a business that deals with the wholesale of animal medicines (veterinary medicinal products) and the WDA Register.

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The Special Imports System will be unavailable 20 and 21 June 2020

The Special Imports System will be unavailable 20 and 21 June 2020

The Special Imports System will be unavailable on the weekend of 20 and 21 June 2020 due to essential IT maintenance .

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The Special Imports System will be unavailable 20 and 21 June 2020

The Special Imports System will be unavailable 20 and 21 June 2020

The Special Imports System will be unavailable on the weekend of 20 and 21 June 2020 due to essential IT maintenance .

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Animal medicine seizure notice: Border Force, Inverness Airport

Animal medicine seizure notice: Border Force, Inverness Airport

Details of seizure notice served at Border Force, Inverness Airport following a routine search. Published in June 2020.

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Guidance: Veterinary Medicines Directorate: privacy notices

Guidance: Veterinary Medicines Directorate: privacy notices

Privacy notices regarding personal data processed by the VMD for the administration of Pharmacovigilance, Inspections, applications for Import Certificates (SIC, WDIC and RIC) also for employees and contractors.

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Detailed guide: Authorisations to manufacture veterinary medicines

Detailed guide: Authorisations to manufacture veterinary medicines

Guidance on applying for an authorisation to manufacture veterinary medicines.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19) VMD News and Guidance

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19) VMD News and Guidance

News and guidance on veterinary medicines issues affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

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SQP retailer premises: temporary change of premises

SQP retailer premises: temporary change of premises

Relaxation of enforcement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Extemporaneous products: temporary change of supply

Extemporaneous products: temporary change of supply

Temporary change to the standard VMD guidance on Manufacturers of extemporaneous preparations for use under the cascade (ManSA).

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Veterinary practice premises: temporary change of premises

Veterinary practice premises: temporary change of premises

Relaxation of enforcement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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Veterinary surgeons: temporary changes to the retail supply of veterinary medicines

Veterinary surgeons: temporary changes to the retail supply of veterinary medicines

Relaxation of enforcement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Veterinary surgeons: temporary changes to the retail supply of veterinary medicines

Veterinary surgeons: temporary changes to the retail supply of veterinary medicines

Relaxation of enforcement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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VMD incoming postal deliveries

VMD incoming postal deliveries

Request to not send post to the VMD office.

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Official Statistics: Residues of veterinary medicines in food: 2020

Official Statistics: Residues of veterinary medicines in food: 2020

Residues of veterinary medicines in food 2020 surveillance results.

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Official Statistics: Residues of veterinary medicines in food: 2019

Official Statistics: Residues of veterinary medicines in food: 2019

Residues of veterinary medicines in food 2019 surveillance results.

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Veterinary Medicines Directorate office closure over May Bank Holiday period

Veterinary Medicines Directorate office closure over May Bank Holiday period

The VMD virtual office will be closed on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May.

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Detailed guide: Veterinary medicine wholesale dealer's authorisation (WDA)

Detailed guide: Veterinary medicine wholesale dealer's authorisation (WDA)

How to legally run a business that deals with the wholesale of animal medicines (veterinary medicinal products) and the WDA Register.

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Availability of Lactating Cow Intramammary Antibiotics

Availability of Lactating Cow Intramammary Antibiotics

Marketing Authorisation Holders (MAHs) have informed the VMD of supply problems with the following lactating cow intramammary antibiotics.

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Detailed guide: Report a product defect: veterinary medicine

Detailed guide: Report a product defect: veterinary medicine

For a marketing authorisation holder only; how to report a defect with a veterinary medicine.

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Changes to exemptions from the Veterinary Medicines Regulations (VMR) for small pet animals

Changes to exemptions from the Veterinary Medicines Regulations (VMR) for small pet animals

Changes to exemptions from the Veterinary Medicines Regulations (VMR) for small pet animals (known as Schedule 6 exemptions).

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Detailed guide: Exemption from authorisation for medicines for small pet animals

Detailed guide: Exemption from authorisation for medicines for small pet animals

How to comply with the exemption from the Veterinary Medicines Regulations that allow certain animal medicines to be sold without an authorisation.

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Notice: MAVIS Hub Edition 114

Notice: MAVIS Hub Edition 114

Marketing Authorisations Information Service (MAVIS) Hub edition 114

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Availability of Lactating Cow Intramammary Antibiotics

Availability of Lactating Cow Intramammary Antibiotics

Marketing Authorisation Holders (MAHs) have informed the VMD of supply problems with the following lactating cow intramammary antibiotics.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19) VMD News and Guidance

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19) VMD News and Guidance

News and guidance on veterinary medicines issues affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19) VMD News and Guidance

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19) VMD News and Guidance

News and guidance on veterinary medicines issues affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Detailed guide: Known supply problems with animal medicines

Detailed guide: Known supply problems with animal medicines

Reported problems with the supply of an animal medicine and the date when the issue is expected to be resolved.

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Extemporaneous products: temporary change of supply

Extemporaneous products: temporary change of supply

Temporary change to the standard VMD guidance on Manufacturers of extemporaneous preparations for use under the cascade (ManSA).

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SQP retailer premises: temporary change of premises

SQP retailer premises: temporary change of premises

Relaxation of enforcement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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SQPs temporarily allowed to prescribe and authorise supply of veterinary medicines remotely

SQPs temporarily allowed to prescribe and authorise supply of veterinary medicines remotely

Enforcement of Veterinary Medicines Regulations relaxed in light of enhanced precautions required by the response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Veterinary practice premises: temporary change of premises

Veterinary practice premises: temporary change of premises

Relaxation of enforcement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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Veterinary surgeons: temporary changes to the retail supply of veterinary medicines

Veterinary surgeons: temporary changes to the retail supply of veterinary medicines

Relaxation of enforcement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Availability of Lactating Cow Intramammary Antibiotics

Availability of Lactating Cow Intramammary Antibiotics

Marketing Authorisation Holders (MAHs) have informed the VMD of supply problems with the following lactating cow intramammary antibiotics.

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Detailed guide: Authorisations to manufacture veterinary medicines

Detailed guide: Authorisations to manufacture veterinary medicines

Guidance on applying for an authorisation to manufacture veterinary medicines.

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Detailed guide: Veterinary medicine wholesale dealer's authorisation (WDA)

Detailed guide: Veterinary medicine wholesale dealer's authorisation (WDA)

How to legally run a business that deals with the wholesale of animal medicines (veterinary medicinal products) and the WDA Register.

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Availability of Lactating Cow Intramammary Antibiotics

Availability of Lactating Cow Intramammary Antibiotics

Marketing Authorisation Holders (MAHs) have informed the VMD of supply problems with the following lactating cow intramammary antibiotics.

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Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak availability of veterinary medicines

Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak   availability of veterinary medicines

Statement on the availability of veterinary medicines during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Foston 20% w/v Solution for Injection Product defect recall alert

Foston 20% w/v Solution for Injection   Product defect recall alert

Product defect recall alert for Foston 20% w/v Solution for Injection (Vm 01708/4426), by Intervet UK Ltd.

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Official Statistics: Top ten imported veterinary medicines Quarterly report 1 January 2020 31 March 2020

Official Statistics: Top ten imported veterinary medicines   Quarterly report 1 January 2020   31 March 2020

Report of the ten products for which most Special Import Certificates (SIC) have been issued by VMD in the UK.

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Veterinary surgeons: temporary changes to the retail supply of veterinary medicines

Veterinary surgeons: temporary changes to the retail supply of veterinary medicines

Relaxation of enforcement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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