NOAH recently held a Parliamentary Drop In at Portcullis House in London, sponsored by Daniel Zeichner MP, Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).
NOAH chief executive Dawn Howard said: “The Parliamentary Drop In was attended by a number of parliamentarians and researchers, and was a great opportunity to discuss veterinary medicines and the importance of the GB Veterinary Medicines Regulations (VMR) Review.
“The deadline for response to this closed on 31 March, with NOAH making a full and detailed response.”
Mrs Howard said NOAH welcomes much in the VMR proposals.
“Time must be allocated for the VMR legislation to be laid before Parliament and approved,” she added.
“Nevertheless, our submission to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) public consultation suggested several changes to the VMR proposals. If left unchanged, some of the draft proposals could have an adverse effect on the availability of veterinary medicines in GB and a knock-on risk to animal and public health, animal welfare and sustainability.”