Prescription release law unnecessary because most vets release prescriptions upon request
Human physicians provide direction and consultation as they prescribe medication. The same standard that protects humans should be applied to our pets
Vets should consult with pet owners – just like human physicians – when they provide prescriptions. Pharmacists are well trained and have complementary technical information relating to dispensing medication as prescribed by the vet or physician
Today leading pharmaceutical companies or manufacturers only sell to vet clinics. As a result, secondary distributors are essential to providing consumers with a choice
Whether they should or not, some vets refuse to or delay release of prescriptions, some vets charge a prescription fee, and ultimately pet owners shouldn’t have to ask for a copy of the prescription – customer choice should be protected by the law
The Fairness to Pet Owners Act is a Congressional bill that will benefit pet owners by giving access to affordable medication for their pets. Pet owners will be allowed to choose where to fill their pet’s prescription, just like humans do for their own prescriptions.