Marketing authorisation veterinary medicinal products

The MEB Agency, Veterinary Medicinal Products Unit, coordinates the applications for marketing authorisation for veterinary medicines and requests evaluations from internal experts and specialist institutes on the basis of the accompanying dossier. When evaluating veterinary medicinal products, the quality, safety and efficacy of the veterinary medicinal product are key aspects.

In the Netherlands, it is forbidden to prepare, stock or supply veterinary medicinal products, or apply them on an animal, without a marketing authorisation. Everything that falls under the definition of a veterinary medicinal product, must in principle have a marketing authorisation in order to produce, import, supply (via wholesale or retail) or apply it on an animal.

The Animals act, the Decree on Veterinary Medicinal Products and the Regulation on Veterinary Medicinal Products states all criteria for veterinary medicinal products.