Catalogue description Veterinary Products Committee Website

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Details of MAF 522
Reference: MAF 522
Title: Veterinary Products Committee Website

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Date: From 2002

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Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 2001-

Veterinary Products Committee, 1970-

Physical description: archived website(s)
Access conditions: Open
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Gathered from original website.

Accruals: Future website versions may be anticipated.
Administrative / biographical background:

The Veterinary Products Committee (VPC) was established in 1970 under section 4 of the Medicines Act 1968 (the Act). The VPC took over from the Advisory Committee on Pesticides and other Toxic Chemicals which had, up until then, been responsible for advising the Health and Agriculture Ministers on the administration of the voluntary Veterinary Products Safety Precautions Scheme (VPSPS), which had been established in 1964 for the scrutiny of veterinary medicines. The VPC offers advice to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) on behalf of the Secretary of State, in respect of new and renewal Marketing Authorisations (MAs), Provisional MAs, variations to MAs and Animal Test Certificates (ATCs). The VPC also considers appeals when the Secretary of State intends to suspend a MA on the grounds of safety, quality or efficacy.

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