2017 NOAH Compendium published


The 2017 edition of the NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines has been published and a free copy of the book posted to every veterinary practice in the UK.

The NOAH Compendium is also available online at www.noahcompendium.co.uk, and was launched as a smartphone app in November 2016. The book remains a welcome and essential information source for busy vets in practice and other prescribers and users of animal medicines. A special edition of the book for SQPs, commissioned by AMTRA, will be also available shortly.

The data sheets can be easily accessed through colour-coded indexes and the book includes the latest edition of NOAH’s Code of Practice for the Promotion of Animal Medicines.

NOAH chief executive Dawn Howard said: “The NOAH Compendium in all its formats is a major part of NOAH’s efforts to assist the appropriate and responsible use of all animal medicines.

“Every NOAH member, as well as the non-member participants in the NOAH Compendium, is a signatory to the NOAH Code of Practice on Promotion, which demonstrates their commitment to operate above and beyond any regulatory requirements.

“As well as product datasheets, the Compendium includes another vital resource – the contact details for each participating company. Company veterinary and technical advisors have detailed knowledge about their company’s medicines. They are ready to talk to prescribers about the use of a medicine in a particular animal or in a particular situation, as well as to explain any queries about the data sheet,” she said.

If your practice has not yet received its copy, perhaps because you are a new practice, or have changed address in the past year, please contact Amy Davis at NOAH (a.davis@noah.co.uk).

Extra copies are also available to order now, for £45 – many veterinary surgeons choose to buy extras, perhaps one for the car or one for each consulting room. Special prices are also available for bulk orders.

Notes for Editors

  1. For further information contact Alison Glennon at NOAH on 020 8367 3131, email glennon@noah.co.uk or see www.noah.co.uk and www.noahcompendium.co.uk.

  2. NOAH represents the UK animal medicines industry: its aim is to promote the benefits of safe, effective, quality medicines for the health and welfare of all animals.

  3. The NOAH Data Sheet Compendium contains data sheets for the majority of veterinary medicines authorised for use in the UK but it is not a complete list of them all. A full list of UK authorised veterinary medicines can be found on the VMD section of the .GOV website

  4. The NOAH Compendium app is available free of charge in the App Store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/noah-compendium-animal medicines/id1173339300?mt= and on Googleplay https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.noahcompendium.noahcompendium

  5. The Compendium costs £45 with discounts for bulk orders. It is available from the NOAH website https://www.noah.co.uk/about/publications/

  6. NOAH’s responsible use of animal medicines information can be found at https://www.noah.co.uk/medicine-topics/responsible-use-of-animal-medicines/

  7. Further information on the Code of Practice for the Promotion of Animal Medicines can be found at https://www.noah.co.uk/medicine-topics/promotion-of-animal-medicines/