Exclusive distribution of pet medication results in higher prices

Exclusive distribution to only veterinary clinics results in limited to no competition for many medications

img-expensivemedsCurrently, almost all pet medications are only supplied to vets, which translates to higher prices for pet owners.

Pharmacies must pay a premium for pet medications and preventatives because manufacturers will only sell to vets and as a result, there are more ‘middle-men’ involved. This includes some of the nation’s premier human pharmacies that have the ability to fulfill pet medications, including CVS, Walgreens, WalMart and many others. These higher costs are often passed on to pet owners. With more direct access to products, pharmacies will have the ability to better compete for customers with lower prices and better service – pet owners will benefit.

 

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