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18 November 2019

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019

Today marks the beginning of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) 2019 (18-24 November) which will highlight the theme “The future of antibiotics depends on all of us!” WAAW provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of antimicrobial stewardship in ensuring that we continue to have access to the critically important medicines that help to keep […]

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Bushfire
13 November 2019

AMA contribution to animal health amidst catastrophic conditions

The peak industry association for the animal health sector has made a $10,000 contribution to WIRES as bushfires escalate across New South Wales. Executive Director Ben Stapley said this donation was provided to WIRES to provide assistance to the health and wellbeing of wildlife affected by the bushfires. “These conditions are unprecedented and will be […]

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18 September 2019

Imposing an APVMA Board pre-empts comprehensive review

The Government’s decision to introduce a board to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) pre-empts the findings of an 18-month review announced only weeks ago. The Minister for Agriculture announced a major independent review of the regulatory framework for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals on 5 September 2019 with the panel to report back […]

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06 September 2019

AMA welcomes review of veterinary medicine regulation

Animal Medicines Australia (AMA), the peak industry association representing registrants of veterinary medicines, has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s announcement for an independent review of the regulatory framework for agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals. “Veterinary medicines are critical tools essential to protecting the health and welfare of all animals in our care. Our regulatory systems for […]

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