New Product Development – The Intertwined Worlds of Regulations, Patents and Exclusivity

Nov 27, 2014

The regulatory, patent and exclusivity issues as they relate to the animal health industry in the United States are complex and overlapping. Focusing in his article on drug development, Sam Al-Murrani of Babylon Bioconsulting explains how the multiple regulatory hoops to jump through and the seemingly unending costs associated with patenting a new product may appear to be a dark cloud at first; however, upon a more thorough and deliberate second look the same dark cloud may end up with a very prominent silver lining. http://animalhealthmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/New-Product-2….pdf ...

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Overview of the New Draft Regulation for Veterinary Medicines

Nov 27, 2014

The Commission published their proposals for the updating of the veterinary medicines and feed medications legislation in Europe in September, five years after starting the review process. As the regulatory bodies, industry and veterinarians have started their analysis, Paul Cooper of Assentra Limited looks into the first reactions, providing a brief outline of the main and notable provisions in the draft Regulation, and also some of the questions arising from a detailed examination of the text. ...

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Canadian Animal Health Sector – An Overview of the Challenges and Opportunities

Nov 27, 2014

The Canadian animal pharmaceutical industry represents approximately 2.5% of the global industry, within the world’s second largest land mass (larger than the US), while having a small human population which is 10.5% that of the United States. In her paper, Jean Szkotnicki, President of CAHI, explores factors impacting the Canadian animal health business and the implications these will have on it and its customers. http://animalhealthmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Canadian….pdf ...

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Veterinary Medicinal Products – What Might Happen if the UK withdrew from the Europian Union

Nov 26, 2014

The UK’s membership of the European Union (EU) is often a topic of heated debate. While some political parties are enthusiastically in favour of a continued membership, others are lukewarm and one party in particular is vehemently opposed; and in between the “must stay in” and “get out at all costs” camps are the more restrained opinions. Without trying to do an exhaustive appraisal of the implications for the veterinary sector of the UK leaving the EU and the EEA, dr Kevin Woodward of KNW Animal Health Consulting highlights some of the key consequences.   ...

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