Access VetMed (www.accessvetmed.eu) is the new name for the former European Group for Generic Veterinary Medicines (EGGVP).
The association is active since 2002, aiming to achieve sustainable animal health policies and legislation and facilitating access and responsible use of veterinary medicines in Europe, as part of the One Health approach. It is formed by 25 generic veterinary pharmaceutical companies (including LIVISTO) that are present in 31 E.U. countries, employs more than 7600 people and sustains 45% of all generic veterinary medicines marketing authorisations in Europe.
The name change is a clear statement as ACCESS is an acronym for: Availability, Compliance, Convenience, Efficacy, Safety and Savings. These features have a significant impact to animal health and well-being, which also directly contributes to human and environmental health. Access VetMed aims to be recognised as the European industry voice for generic and added-value veterinary medicines, as members are increasingly producing products with improved features, such as a more convenient form, dosage or palatability when compared to the originator.