Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, May 2016, Vol 296, No 7889
A survey by a pet insurance company reported in the Veterinary Times highlights the problems associated with owners administering human over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to their animals.
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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 ...