Pulmotil 40 VET Premix, Pulmotil 100 VET Premix, Pulmotil 200 VET Premix and associated names are premixes for medicated feeding stuff whose active ingredient is tilmicosin which is a chemically modified macrolide antibiotic with properties broadly similar to other macrolides. Marketing Authorisations for three different strengths (40g, 100g and 200g per kg) were granted in 19 Member States of the European Union via different authorisation procedures (mutual recognition procedures or national procedures).
Due to divergences (i.e. indications for use, amount to be administered and withdrawal period) amongst the nationally authorised Summary of Product Characteristics for Pulmotil 40 VET Premix, Pulmotil 100 VET Premix and Pulmotil 200 VET Premix, Belgium referred the matter to the EMEA on 3 July 2008, under Article 34 of Directive 2001/82/EC.
The referral procedure started on 16 July 2008. The Committee appointed Dr C. Rubio Montejano as rapporteur and Dr L. Jodkonis as co-rapporteur. Written explanations were provided by the Marketing Authorisation Holders on 15 January 2009 and supplementary information was submitted on 16 March 2009. Oral explanations were given by the Marketing Authorisation Holders 15 April 2009.
Based on evaluation of currently available data and the rapporteur's assessment report, the CVMP considered that the benefit/risk profile of Pulmotil 40 VET Premix, Pulmotil 100 VET Premix, Pulmotil 200 VET Premix and associated names is positive subject to the recommended changes of the Summary of the Product Characteristics and product information and therefore adopted an Opinion in May 2009 recommending amendments of the Marketing Authorisations. A revised Opinion, necessitated by purely administrative changes, was adopted in July 2009.
The list of product names concerned is given in Annex I. The scientific conclusions are provided in Annex II, together with the amended Summary of Product Characteristics and labelling in the Annex III
The final opinion was converted into a Decision by the European Commission on 15 October 2009.
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Divergent decision referral: initiated in order to obtain harmonisation within the EU of the conditions of authorisation for products already authorised by Member States.
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Opinion following an Article 34 referral Pulmotil 40 VET Premix, Pulmotil 100 VET Premix, Pulmotil 200 VET Premix and associated names: Background information (PDF/25.3 KB)Adopted
First published: 16/10/2009
Last updated: 16/10/2009
Pulmotil Premix - Article 34 Referral - Annex I, II, III (PDF/70.06 KB)Adopted
First published: 23/12/2009
Last updated: 23/12/2009
- Opinion - contains the CVMP opinion of the referred medicine(s)
- List of the medicines affected by the referral (Annex I)
- Scientific conclusions of the Committee (Annex II)
The following two documents may not always be available:
- Changes to the summary of product characteristics, labeling or package leaflet ('annex III') - available when changes have been recommended by the Committee
- Conditions of the marketing authorisation (Annex IV) - available when the Committee recommends measures to be taken for the marketing authorisation(s) such as safety measures or extra studies