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Amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001

Summary of the 2015 amendments of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 that will affect vets.

The Home Office has made amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations (MDR) that affect vets:

  • the requirement to include your RCVS number on veterinary prescriptions for Schedule 2 and 3 drugs came into force on 1 July 2015
  • the rescheduling of ketamine to Schedule 2 takes effect from 30 November 2015
  • the requirement to use a specified form which complies with Regulation 14 of the MDR for the requisitioning of Schedule 2 and 3 drugs will come into force on 30 November 2015

For further details see the Home Office circulars 2015 collection page.