Federal Problems Require Federal Solutions …
Federal Government grants veterinarians
the exclusive power to prescribe pet meds
Many manufacturers sell only to veterinarians and often refuse to sell to certified pharmacies. Those same manufacturers may sell many of the same medications at a lower cost to human pharmacies (often in generic forms), which receive prescriptions from human physicians.
As the person who prescribes the medications AND the person who buys and sells the medication, there is an inherent potential for conflict of interest
The result limits competition and increases prices for pet medications for pet owners
Pet owners need the federal government to protect their right to automatically receive a copy of their pet’s prescriptions so they aren’t trapped without options to shop around