Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP)

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as Committee for Veterinary Medicinal Products (CVMP) by Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 within the framework of European Medicines Agency (EMA), together with Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) and Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC).


Prepare opinions of the European Medicines Agency on all questions concerning veterinary medicines.

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In the 'centralized' or 'Community' procedure, is responsible for conducting the initial assessment of veterinary medicines for which an EU-wide marketing authorization is sought; also responsible for several post-authorization and maintenance activities, including the assessment of any modifications or extensions - 'variations' - to an existing marketing authorization. In 'mutual-recognition' and 'decentralized' procedures, arbitrates in cases where there is a disagreement between Member States concerning the marketing authorization of a particular veterinary medicine - 'arbitration procedure'; also acts in referral cases, initiated when there are concerns relating to the protection of public health or where other Community interests are at stake - 'Community referral procedure'. Monitors potential safety concerns and, when necessary, makes recommendations to the European Commission regarding changes to a medicine's marketing authorization, or its suspension/withdrawal from the market. Establishes Maximum Reside Limits (MRLs) of veterinary medicines permissible in food produced by or from animals for human consumption, including dairy products, meat, honey, etc; provides assistance to companies researching and developing new veterinary medicines; prepares scientific and regulatory guidelines for the veterinary pharmaceuticals industry; cooperates with international partners on the harmonization of regulatory requirements for veterinary medicines.


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Subjects *

  • Health Care
    • Pharmacy
    • Veterinary

UN Sustainable Development Goals **



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22. Sep 2010
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