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close this bookNational Drug Policy - Nigeria (FMOH, WHO; 2005; 32 pages)
View the documentFOREWORD
View the documentACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
View the documentACRONYMS
View the document1.0 INTRODUCTION
View the document2.0 DEFINITION
View the document3.0 GOALS OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
View the document4.0 OBJECTIVES OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POICY
View the document5.0. TARGETS OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
close this folder6.0 STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
View the document6.1 SELECTION OF DRUGS
View the document6.2 PROCUREMENT OF DRUGS
View the document6.3 DRUG REVOLVING FUND SCHEME
View the document6.4 PRICING POLICY
View the document6.5 DRUG STORAGE
View the document6.6 DRUG DISTRIBUTION
Open this folder and view contents6.7 RATIONAL DRUG USE
View the document6.8 DONATED DRUGS
View the document6.9 LOCAL DRUG PRODUCTION
View the document6.10 LEGISLATION
View the document6.11 INSPECTION OF DRUGS
View the document6.12 IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION OF DRUGS
View the document6.13 REGISTRATION OF DRUGS
View the document6.14 PATENTS
View the document6.15 QUALITY ASSURANCE
Open this folder and view contents6.16 REGULATIONS FOR PRESCRIBING AND DISPENSING DRUGS
View the document6.17 PHARMACOVIGILANCE
View the document6.18 DRUG INFORMATION AND PROMOTION
View the document6.19 DRUG FINANCING AND AFFORDABILITY
Open this folder and view contents6.20 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
View the document6.21 HERBAL AND OTHER TRADITIONAL REMEDIES
View the document6.22 HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
View the document6.23 CONTROL OF VETERINARY DRUGS
View the document6.24 INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
View the document6.25 MONITORING AND EVALUATION
 

6.23 CONTROL OF VETERINARY DRUGS

The objective of controlling veterinary drugs is to ensure the safe and rational distribution, storage, prescribing, dispensing and use of veterinary drug products. The uncontrolled administration of veterinary drugs, particularly the use of antibiotics and hormones in animals used for food leads to the presence of residues of these drugs in meat and meat products. It also leads to the development of resistant strains of micro-organisms.

Consequently, government shall enforce the following measures:

i. The National Drug Policy shall apply in equal force to veterinary pharmaceuticals;

ii. The essential drugs concept shall equally apply to the procurement, distribution, supply and utilisation of veterinary drugs. Government shall set up a committee comprising competent persons in the field of veterinary medicine, agriculture and pharmacy to compile a list of Essential Veterinary Drugs, Standard Treatment Guidelines and a Veterinary Drug Formulary to be adopted for use throughout the country;

iii. The utilisation of veterinary drugs shall comply with ethical veterinary practices, and government shall ensure the effective monitoring of drug utilisation in this sector;

iv. Generic prescribing shall be adopted by appropriately authorized and registered prescribers;

v. Dispensing of veterinary drugs shall be on the basis of prescriptions given by authorized and registered veterinary practitioners; and

vi. The sale of veterinary drugs shall be undertaken by pharmacists and any other persons authorized or licensed by the PCN.

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