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March 2012
Veterinary Medicines Directorate - Accredited Internet Retailer Scheme - announcement of the scheme with application form and criteria to be met in order to be accredited.
If you have any queries about applying for accreditation please contact the VMD Inspections Administration Team on 01932 338475.
Any queries re internet pharmacies should be referred to the Pharmaceutical Society Northern Ireland on 02890326927


July 2011
The Safer Management of Controlled Drugs - A guide to good practice in primary care (Northern Ireland), first published August 2010, was revised in July 2011.


April 2011
  • From 1st April 2011 - The Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 1973 have been amended to allow Safe Custody Exemptions Certificates, issued under the Regulations, to remain in force for a period of five years from the date of issue. Previously certificates remained in force for a period of one year.


February 2011


August 2010
The Safer Management of Controlled Drugs - A guide to good practice in primary care (Northern Ireland) was published on 24 August 2010 and can be download from the link below.
  • Safer Management of Controlled Drugs - A guide to good practice in primary care (Northern Ireland) (PDF 2.6MB)


September 2010


October 2010
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