Veterinary Medicines Usage (per year) can be reviewed HERE.
Law on Medicines and Medical Devices of Serbia (“Official Gazette RS”, No. 30/2010, 107/2012, 105/17 – other law, and 113/17 – other law) has stipulated the responsibilities of the Agency in the collection and processing of data on marketing and consumption of medicinal products and medical devices, as well as of wholesale license holders for medicinal products, who are obliged to keep records on the type and quantity of medicinal products sold in the Republic of Serbia, as well as on imported and exported medicinal products per individual package.
Data collected for a specific time period is processed in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization and World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH/OIE).
The ATC system is a classification system which divides medicinal products into groups according to the organs or systems they affect consistent with their chemical, pharmacological and therapeutic properties. Each substance is identified by a specific alphanumeric code, so it is possible to group those with similar characteristics in the ATC levels. ATC system is established by World Health Organization (WHO) for both human and veterinary medicines. Current version of ATCvet index can be found at the following link: https://www.whocc.no/atcvet/.
Classification system for veterinary medicines ATCvet is based on the same principles as the ATC system for human medicines and the level names were taken from this system. In some cases, when level names in human ATC system are not appropriate for veterinary medicine, they are adjusted to veterinary medicine. Usually, specific ATCvet groups are established for veterinary medicinal products whose indications differ from indications for similar veterinary medicins, such as, for example, immunologicals (QI), antibacterials for intramammary use (QJ51) and antiinfectives and antiseptics for intrauterine use (QG51).
In ATCvet index, INN have corresponding code consisting of eight letter-digit made up of alphanumeric characters that characterize the five levels of classification. The first sign is always the letter Q, which indicates that it is a veterinary medicine.
• QA ALIMENTARY TRACT AND METABOLISM
• QB BLOOD AND BLOOD FORMING ORGANS
• QC CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
• QD DERMATOLOGICALS
• QG GENITO URINARY SYSTEM AND SEX HORMONES
• QH SYSTEMIC HORMONAL PREPARATIONS, EXCL. SEX HORMONES AND INSULINS
• QI IMMUNOLOGICALS
• QJ ANTIINFECTIVES FOR SYSTEMIC USE
• QL ANTINEOPLASTIC AND IMMUNOMODULATING AGENTS
• QM MUSCULO-SKELETAL SYSTEM
• QN NERVOUS SYSTEM
• QP ANTIPARASITIC PRODUCTS, INSECTICIDES AND REPELLENTS
• QR RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
• QS SENSORY ORGANS
• QV VARIOUS
Unique recommended ATCvet classification enables comparison of data on veterinary medicines usage.