Movement towards a single EU-wide authorisation
It was announced at the TOPRA 7th Annual Veterinary Medicines Symposium in Dublin in 2012 that significant changes would be made to the current Veterinary Medicines legislation (Veterinary Medicines Directive).
Four main problems were identified by industry:
- High administrative burdens
- Lack of availability of veterinary medicines
- Risk of antimicrobial resistance
- Deficient operation of single market