Voluntary scheme met with praise from BVA
The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has launched a voluntary scheme for online veterinary medicines retailers to receive accreditation from the regulator so that animal owners can source medicines safely.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has supported the move, but called for the scheme to become compulsory. The BVA is also calling for more robust measures to stop prescription fraud and is in discussions with the VMD.
Commenting, Harvey Locke, Past President of the BVA, said:
“Our biggest concern with online medicines retailers has been that animal owners didn’t know whether they were buying genuine, safe medicines that comply with UK regulations.
See the VMD news release for more details.