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Pharmacists seek to limit vets’ use of human drugs

PET PEEVE:Given the increasing potential for antibiotic resistance and threats to drug supplies, a professional organization has called on the government to step in

By Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

Chiu Chien-chiang said pharmacists worry about the current lack of supervision and controlled management of the drug use.

Chiu Chui-chang said that the council will work with the FDA to build a professional evaluation and approval system overlooking the use of human drugs in animals.

“The approved list will exclude those having sufficiently obtainable veterinarian counterparts,” Chiu said.

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