Medicines, vaccines and advanced therapies


Medicines, vaccines and advanced therapies

Veterinary drugs

Veterinary drugs may consist of products used exclusively in animals, but which are approved and used with equivalent quality characteristics in both humans and animals.

The authorization process for veterinary medicines is substantially superimposed on what is in place for human-use medicines, particularly at the European level, where the European Medicines Agency (EMA) deals with the modes of both types of drugs.

At the national level, the Authority responsible for the management of veterinary medicines is the Ministry of Health.