2018 NOAH Compendium published
The 2018 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. The book remains a welcome and essential information source for 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 remains 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 always, our free of charge web-based Compendium, which is updated regularly, contains the most up-to-date information. If you have not been on the website lately you will see we have introduced a ‘Company Directory’ as well as ‘datasheets by company’, as well as improving the facility of the site to print individual datasheets.
Dawn Howard reminded prescribers that availability of the app version has been temporarily suspended while certain technical difficulties are resolved. “We have recently faced an unexpected issue with the NOAH Compendium App and have temporarily suspended the App’s availability on both the Apple store and Googleplay,” she said.
“The app is currently being updated and we are working to get it back on line as soon as possible. If you have already downloaded the App, please note there will be no further updates to the information until we can resolve the issue, and the information it displays may not be the most recent update.”
She added: “As well as product datasheets, the Compendium book and our website 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Extra copies are also available to order now, for £46 – 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
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.
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.
The Compendium costs £46 with discounts for bulk orders. It is available from the NOAH website http://www.noah.co.uk/about/publications/
NOAH’s responsible use of animal medicines information can be found at http://www.noah.co.uk/medicine-topics/responsible-use-of-animal-medicines/
Further information on the Code of Practice for the Promotion of Animal Medicines can be found at http://www.noah.co.uk/medicine-topics/promotion-of-animal-medicines/