The Antimicrobials Working Party from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published an important reflection paper on off-label use and the application of the cascade system for antibiotic therapy in animals.
On 30th June 2017 the eighth BelVet-SAC (Belgian Veterinary Surveillance on Antibiotic Consumption) report was published, containing the results of antibiotic use in cattle breeding.
The new law on clinical trials has been published in the Belgian Official Gazette (Moniteur belge/Belgisch Staatsblad) on 22 May 2017. Following this occasion, the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP) will organise a symposium on clinical trials on 26 September 2017 in Brussels.
The VACCINES spearhead from the FAMHP organises a symposium on vaccinology on Saturday 9th September 2017 at the Hotel Pullman (Brussels).
In October 2018 the new clinical trial regulation 536/2014 (CTR) is foreseen to enter into force. This important change in legislation targets administrative simplification and harmonization in Europe.