Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Dispensing drugs

Contributor(s): Linda Horspool, Fred McKeating

Distribution categories

  • Designed to ensure appropriate advice on the safe and effective use of products is given.
  • Assigned during scientific evaluation of registration dossier by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD).

  • Under review by the VMD since 2010 leading to some category changes.

  • May also change following submission of safety, efficacy and pharmacovigilance data by market authorisation holder.

    Category

    Explanation

    Prescription

    Supplied by

    POM-V

    Prescription ony medicine - veterinarians

    By a veterinary surgeon

    A veterinary surgeon or pharmacist

    POM-VPS

    Prescription ony medicine - veterinary surgeons, pharmacists and Suitably Qualified Persons (SP)

    By a veterinary surgeon, a pharmacist or a SQP

    A veterinary surgeon, a pharmacist or a SQP

    NFA-VPS

    Non-food animal - veterinary surgeons, pharmacists and SQPs.

    No prescription required

    A veterinary surgeon, pharmacist or SQP

    AVM-GSL

    Authorized veterinary medicine - general sales list

    No prescription required

    Any retailer


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