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Veterinary Medicines
Proposal to restrict vets' ability to sell medicines defeated

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MEMBERS of a European Parliament committee have decided that veterinarians should not be restricted in their ability to sell veterinary medicines directly to animal owners.

On April 12, the European Parliament's agriculture and rural development (AGRI) committee was asked to consider a proposal for a resolution on antimicrobial resistance. Among the amendments proposed to the resolution was one that invited member states ‘to consider restricting veterinarians from, in non-acute cases, selling veterinary medicines directly to farmers and other animal owners, thus reducing …

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