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Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use

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Medicinal products for veterinary use, like medicinal products for human use, have to be authorised either at Member State or Community level before they can be placed on the EU market in order to guarantee the highest possible level of animal health and to secure the availability of these medicinal products across the European Union.

The principles of quality, safety and efficacy apply as well to veterinary medicines. Particular special rules are applied to ensure consumer protection from residue limits from pharmacologically active substances used in food-producing animals. These rules contribute to guaranteeing a high level of animal health and welfare in Europe.

In the context of the new Commission, the regulation of medicinal products has been transferred from 1 March 2010 to Directorate-General for Health and Consumers. For more information regarding Medicinal products for veterinarian use, we invite you to consult the new thematic site of Directorate-General for Health and Consumers

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