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The Veterinary Medicines Directorate is seeking views on the disposal of veterinary controlled drugs.

Currently, vets must destroy schedule 2 controlled drugs in the presence of and directed by any of the following:

  • an inspector appointed under the Veterinary Medicines Regulations;
  • a vet, independent of the practice where the destruction takes place;
  • a person legally authorised to witness the destruction of CDs such as a Police CD Liaison Officer (CDLO).

However, the VMD said there is a shortage of Police CDLOs, alongside inspectors not being in the area and no independent vets within close proximity. It has now commissioned a survey to find out the extent of the problem around the UK.

The survey is open until 6 June 2018, is voluntary and open to all UK registered vets. Feedback will be used to inform any future possible policy development, said the VMD.

Link:
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