Off-label use of antimicrobials in veterinary medicine in the European Union

Keywordsoff-label use, antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance, veterinary medicines 
DescriptionThe reflection paper, prepared by EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) and its Antimicrobial Working Party (AWP), aims to define off-label use and to better understand the underlying reasons for the practice in relation to the use of antimicrobials. However, data on the off-label use of antimicrobials in veterinary medicine in the EU is currently too limited to allow a full assessment of the impact of these prescriptions on the spread of AMR and the associated risks for human and animal health.

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