What Role Do Generics Play in Animal Health?

Dec 9, 2015

Generic medicines, by definition, are medicines whose original patent has expired and may now be made by other manufacturers aside from the initial creator. Rachel Mallet, Veterinary Surgeon and Territory Manager for Bimeda, discusses the ways in which these new medications are tested and proven to be as effective as the brand leader, and summarises the benefits of using these cheaper alternatives in terms of maintaining efficacy whilst being more affordable to the end user. ...

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Canada: Managing Antimicrobial Resistance and Use in Animals to Meet International and National Standards

Dec 9, 2015

In this paper, Jean Szkotnicki, President of the Canadian Animal Health Institute, provides an overview of the international standards impacting antimicrobial resistance and use in Canada and the actions Canada is taking to align with global standards and meet domestic needs. These actions include regulatory changes, re-evaluation of veterinary and production practices and alternatives to antimicrobials being considered. ...

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