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THE Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) has expressed concern that calls to ‘decouple’ the right to prescribe antimicrobials from the right to sell them are not supported by evidence that this is an effective way of reducing antimicrobial resistance.
The FVE's concerns come after MEPs on the European Parliament's Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee voted in November to adopt a resolution on antimicrobial resistance, which considered separating the prescribing and selling of antimicrobials (VR, November 17, 2012, vol 171, p 490).
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