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Warning against online sales of counterfeit medicine Seresto®, an anti-flea and anti-tick collar for cats and dogs

A counterfeit version of the medicine Seresto® collar for cats and dogs is being sold through Dutch online stores. The FAMHP warns against pet health hazards.

New ESVAC report: antibiotic use continues to decline in animal husbandry in Europe.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) published the tenth ESVAC report (European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption) about the sale of antibacterial agents for veterinary use in 2018. Further efforts remain necessary, in Belgium as well.

New downward trend in the consumption of antibiotics in animal husbandry in Belgium

The new BelVet-SAC report which contains an overview of the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine is available. The 2019 results confirm the trends of previous years with consumption down 7.8% for mg of active substance/kg of biomass compared to last year. Compared to the 2011 reference year, the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine has decreased by 40.3%.

Webinar on the use of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in animals: 2019 results, what is the outlook after 2020?

On Monday 22 June 2020 AMCRA, FASFC, FAMHP and FPS Public Health will host a webinar presenting the latest results on the use of antibiotics in animals and the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

Coronavirus: the FAMHP continues to supply essential medicinal products for intensive care and provides hospitals with daily updates

The FAMHP is addressing the concerns of healthcare professionals. To cope with the difficulties in supplying medicinal products, FAMHP experts are in constant contact with hospital pharmacies and are working tirelessly to find solutions. There is currently no shortage of medicinal products preventing the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Belgium.

COVID-19: electronic files submission

Following the recommendations of the Belgian National Security Council regarding the coronavirus epidemic, the FAMHP encourages employees to work more from home. Therefore, we ask all our partners to submit their files to us electronically as much as possible.

Coronavirus: no shortage in medication supply, FAMHP closely monitoring the situation

Following the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19), experts at FAMHP are actively monitoring the potential impact on the availability of medication and medical devices in Belgium. The FAMHP is also supporting the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in developing COVID-19 vaccines.

PharmaStatus: a new online application on the availability of medicines

The FAMHP launches PharmaStatus, the new online application that collects information about the availability of medicines in Belgium and makes it public. Current information will help patients, doctors, pharmacists and the pharmaceutical industry to limit the impact of unavailable medicines.

The fight against anti-microbial resistance continues: the Belgian BAPCOC 2019 antibiotics guide is available on the CBIP website

As recommended by the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE), a new step in the fight against anti-microbial resistance has been taken: the 2019 edition of the Belgian Antibiotic Policy Coordination Committee (BAPCOC)’s antibiotics guide is available online on the Belgian Pharmacotherapy Information Centre (CBIP) website.

International week of sensitization on prudent use of antibiotics: also in veterinary medicine

18 to 24 November, 2019 is the international week of sensitization on prudent use of antibiotics. Not only in humans, but in animals too. Antibiotic use in veterinary medicine has fallen sharply in recent years, but the fight isn't over yet.

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