23rd April 2021
The EU is considering the criteria for identifying antimicrobial medicines reserved for treating humans, in the context of the new EU regulations coming in to force in January 2022.
How this list of antimicrobials is decided is important not just for the EU, but globally, as the EU Commission says "Those antimicrobials, which will have been designated in the [European] Union as reserved for human use will not be authorised for use in animals in the Union. In addition, given the international dimension of antimicrobial resistance, they will not be authorised for use in animals or in products of animal origin to be exported from Third Countries into the Union".
The Alliance to Save our Antibiotics has carefully considered the proposed criteria for identifying these antimicrobials and has submitted a response to the consultation.
Read our submission in full here.
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