CVMA Joins Government Sub-Committee Discussing Moving Medically Important Antimicrobials to Prescription Drug List

September 8, 2017

The CVMA is participating in a sub-committee of the Canadian Animal Health Products Regulatory Advisory Committee (CAHPRAC) to discuss the implementation and impacts of Health Canada's moving all medically important antimicrobials (veterinary drugs) to the Prescription Drug List. The sub-committee members contain a cross-section of the drug industry, food producers, feed producers, Health Canada, and Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Recognizing the importance of collaboration and clear understanding, the Sub-Committee is in place to help develop plans around consistent communication regarding the transition, engagement of stakeholders, and implementation of key timelines.