The VMD has made some changes to how you apply, to include:
- a new active substance in a medicine for a small pet animal that is exempt from the VMR under Schedule 6 (that is a medicine that does not have to be authorised)
- a new route of administration or target species for an active substance that is already approved
and how we assess the application.
Certain changes will be effective immediately and will apply to all applications for new active substances.
The following must now be provided when you apply to include a new active substance, or a new route of administration or target species for an active substance that is already approved in a Schedule 6 product.
You must list the Chemical Abstracts Number (CAS) number, where one is available, on your application form. This is the unique numeric identifier designating only one substance. This can be found on the safety data sheet for the chemical/active substance.