SUPPORT THE FAIRNESS TO PET OWNERS ACT

TELL CONGRESS TO GIVE PET OWNERS ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE PET MEDICATIONS

Arguments of Special Interests Groups Against the FTPOA

Special Interest Concerns About the Legislation

Concerns Against Legislation

By simultaneously prescribing and filling pet prescriptions a veterinarian is better able to consult the pet owner and keep the pet safe.

Human pharmacists are not able to safely advise pet owners.

Pharmacies should be required to disclose where they purchased the product from and should only be able to sell pet medications if they can prove the products were purchased from the manufacturers or a reputable company.

FTPOA and the resulting prescription release law is unnecessary because most veterinarians already release prescriptions upon request.

Considerations For Legislation

Human physicians provide direction and consultation when they prescribe human medication(s). This same standard should be applied to our pet medications. 
Pharmacists are well trained and have complementary technical information relating to dispensing medications as prescribed by the veterinarian or physician.
Today, leading pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers only sell to veterinary clinics. As a result, secondary distributors are essential to providing consumers with a choice.

Some veterinarians refuse, or delay, release of prescriptions. In addition, some veterinarians charge a prescription release fee. Ultimately pet owners shouldn’t have to ask for a copy of their prescription and should be protected by the law.

About FTPOA

The fairness to pet owners act (FTPOA) is a congressional bill that will benefit pet owners by giving them access to affordable medication for their pets.  If passed, pet owners will be allowed to choose where to fill their pet’s prescription, just like humans do for their prescriptions.