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Veterinary medicines
Reporting suspected adverse events
  1. Giles Davis
  1. Pharmacovigilance Unit, Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Woodham Lane, New Haw, Surrey KT15 3LS
  1. e-mail: g.davis{at}vmd.defra.gsi.gov.uk

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RECENTLY the pharmacovigilance unit at the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) received an adverse event report that had been submitted on a yellow form dating back to the 1980s. The form, therefore, predated the existence of the VMD as we know it (which was formed in 1989) and was addressed to the Medicines Unit at the Central Veterinary Laboratory.

Thankfully, the form hadn't been lost in the post for 25 years, as it was reporting a …

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