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Veterinary Medicines
VMD drops plans for POM-EA category

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THE BVA has welcomed a decision by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) not to pursue plans for a new veterinary medicines distribution category, that of ‘prescription-only medicine, extended administration’ (POM-EA).

The POM-EA category was proposed in 2009 by the Veterinary Products Committee (VPC). At the time, the VMD suggested that none of the existing distribution categories seemed suitable for a situation where a veterinary surgeon made a clinical assessment or diagnosis of an endemic or persistent disease and prescribed a …

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