Strategic Objectives

Extra label use of medicines

OFF- LABEL / EXTRA LABEL USE OF MEDICINES

The Registrar of medicines advised that the Medicines Control Council (MCC) was of the opinion that the MCC can not advocate the off-label / extra label use of medicines. However in the light of the international acceptable practice to use medicines in such a manner, the right / obligation for the off-label / extra label use of medicines by veterinary prescribers is recognised by the MCC. It must be noted that the accountability, when this practice is applied, remains with the prescriber.

The MCC is currently in a restructuring process and policy in this regard has not been finalised.

(Published -December 1998)