Veterinary pharmacy consultant at Roma consulting, and chairman of the Veterinary Pharmacy Forum, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
As almost everyone in the business of caring for the health of humans and animals is acutely aware, on our current trajectory, it is estimated that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050, with many arising from simple infections following routine operations. This is why the UK government has placed antimicrobial resistance at the top of its risk register alongside terrorism and pandemic influenza. Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is farming’s bi
Supervision of veterinary medicines saleSubscription
Veterinary medicine is an important category in most community pharmacies, largely comprising flea and worm preparations for cats and dogs. Fipronil (Frontline, for instance) is the active ingredient contained in the most popular flea treatment and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), which licenses and regulates all veterinary medicines, has categorised it as an NFA-VPS product. This means it can be prescribed and supplied by vets, pharmacists and suitably qualified persons (SQPs) who
An introduction to veterinary medicinesSubscription
‘What you should know about selling veterinary medicines’, by Steven Kayne, Martin Shakespeare, Stephen Baugh, Alison Pyatt.