23 Aug 2023 12:25

Ukraine brings its veterinary drugs oversight rules in line with European standards

MOSCOW. Aug 23 (Interfax) - Ukraine's Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry is introducing a new procedure for exercising pharmacological supervision over the turnover of veterinary medications, Ukrainian media said, citing the ministry's press service.

The ministry's executive order, titled "On approval of certain regulatory and legal acts on the turnover of veterinary medications", has been signed in pursuance of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

The new procedure will facilitate the delivery and sale of high-quality, safe and efficient veterinary drugs on the domestic market, the press service. It will also positively impact the safety of food and the health of food-producing animals and pets.

The document also set the requirements for the qualification of the official responsible for the production and import of veterinary medications and for pharmacological supervision over veterinary medication in practices. It also approves the procedure for veterinary pharmacological oversight, the form and contents of the description of the corporate system of pharmacological supervision for each veterinary drug that enters the Ukrainian market.

Citizens who have encountered health problems after coming into contact with veterinary medications will be able to submit a report on the side-effects of such drugs to the National Veterinary Pharmacological Oversight System.

The executive order shall enter into force simultaneously with the enactment of the veterinary medicine law, dated February 4, 2021, i.e. a year after martial law is suspended or lifted in Ukraine.