By PMA RASHEED
8 Nov 2010, The Gulf Today
At least 11 veterinary medicines were rejected registration at the Ministry of Health (MoH) due to non-adherence to regulations, according to a senior official.
Dr Amin Al Amiri, Executive Director for Medical Practices and Licenses at the MoH, said, “Out of the 59 new veterinary products, 48 were approved, six medicines were rejected and registration of five medicines had been postponed to get approval from international organisations.”
“Registration of five other veterinary products has also been postponed,” he added.
“The special committee for veterinarian medicines, and technical sub committees, evaluated the medicines and their compliance to the conditions of the health ministry,” noted chairman of the veterinarian medicines committee.
“About thirteen industrial locations were approved and seven were not given approval, in the analysis for the registration of manufacturing points,” elaborated Dr Amiri.
“A team of inspections from the ministry will visit locations of 10 industrial units to study their compliance with global manufacturing conditions and regulations,” he said.
“The registration procedures depends on certain standards and guidelines when approving veterinarian products based on studies that are submitted and approved by global health authorities,” he pointed out.