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Animal medicines improvement notice: Bio-Tech Solutions Ltd

Details of the improvement notice issued to Bio-Tech Solutions Ltd, Driffield, East Yorkshire, published in December 2017.


This notice was issued to Bio-Tech Solutions Ltd, following a pharmacovigilance (PhV) inspection which highlighted Bio-tech Solutions Ltd had contravened the Veterinary Medicines Regulation 2013:

  • Schedule 1, paragraph 55 (Qualified persons responsible for pharmacovigilance)
  • Schedule 1, paragraph 56 (Duties relating to the qualified person)
  • Schedule 1, paragraph 57 (Adverse reactions to a veterinary medicinal product administered in the United Kingdom)
  • Schedule 1, paragraph 59 (Periodic safety update reports)

The improvements required are:

  • Implement a back-up procedure covering all aspects of PhV
  • Implement an appropriate training plan and training records for the Qualified Person for Pharmacovigilance (QPPV) and deputy
  • Implement PhV agreements with all named distributors
  • Establish a database to ensure all suspected adverse reactions are collated and accessible
  • Migrate historical adverse events into the database once established
  • Register with EVVET
  • Ensure internal procedures are adequate to ensure reporting deadlines are not missed
  • Ensure internal procedures are sufficient to ensure all PSURs contain all required information and are submitted on time
  • PSURs with data lock point of 31/12/17 should be submitted to the VMD no later than 60 days after data lock point
Published 14 December 2017