Canada changes rules for certain veterinary drugs

New rules said to reduce risk of antimicrobial resistance to Canadians.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious and growing threat to public health around the world. On May 17, Health Canada announced new rules for veterinary drugs; these changes to the Food & Drug Regulations have been published in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Changes to the Food & Drug Regulations include:

* Restricting the personal importation of certain veterinary drugs for food-producing animals;

* Requiring companies to follow stricter guidelines

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