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Veterinary Medicines
New alliance to set standards for drugs to treat trypanosomosis

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THE Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) are working together to establish the first published pharmaceutical standards for medicines used in the treatment of animal African trypanosomosis, commonly known as nagana.

The IFAH estimates that the value of the official market for veterinary drugs in Africa is approximately US $400 million each year. It says that the trade in substandard and non-registered drugs is just as large – also approximately US $400 million annually. It is estimated …

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