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Danes demand more checks on animal drugs

More research is needed on environmental effects of medicinal products given to animals and stricter checks on their use, concludes a report from the Royal Danish school of pharmacy and the National environmental research institute. The researchers call for a register of all veterinary medicines, including non-prescription drugs, and for "further evaluation" of the environmental impact of widely used anti-microbial and anti-parasitic substances, as well as little-used hormones. Risk assessment methodologies should be reviewed to take into account "biological effects on relevant test organisms", the report argues. See report.

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