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Veterinary EIAs (environmental impact assessments) - greater burden but increased safety?

Following more explicit legal requirements in the European veterinary medicines legislation implemented in November 2005, there is a greater emphasis on conducting environmental impact assessments (EIAs) in the animal health sector. The recent release of a final technical guidance document means that companies should now have a clearer picture of what exposure scenarios should be considered in Europe and how VICH EIA guidelines will be interpreted. Sita Shah explores what this will mean in practice, and what challenges lie ahead.



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