NOAH chief executive Dawn Howard has welcomed Theresa May’s Mansion House speech, highlighting that there was much of interest in the address, with relevance to the animal medicines sector.
Ms Howard said: “NOAH welcomes Theresa May’s confirmation that we should have a close relationship with the European Medicines Agency (EMA), with on-going dialogue between regulators and the progressive proposal that the UK would become an EMA associate member.
“Animal medicines are equally subject to the stringent regulatory controls of their human counterparts, also regulated using the EMA, and it is vital for both the UK and EU that there is co-operation on animal medicines innovation, safety, regulation, access and supply.”
Ms Howard continued: “We also welcome the recognition of the excellent standards of welfare of the UK’s food producing animals, and the Prime Minister’s support for this into the future. NOAH members help ensure the health of UK’s food producing animals, a vital component of these excellent welfare standards.
“Key areas of concern have been recognised: our industry, like others, needs certainty, so we look forward to progress being made and seeing words transformed to action. We will continue to work closely with our members and stakeholders, to help ensure that we make Brexit as successful as we possibly can for the animal medicines industry.”