Submission Number: 560891-00591
Received: 10/10/2012 3:05:35 PM
Commenter: Scott Clark
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201
Attachments: No Attachments
I have been frustrated for years at the roadblocks thrown up by vet's in obtaining
prescriptions for heartworm and flea medication. And I've had them refuse to
approve a script from a 1-8OO vendor over the phone, even after paying for the required blood test. One vet even implied to me that the same brand name heartworm medication from a mail order vendor might not be "good."
I was encouraged by the recent Costco offerings. They mysteriously were able to offer
many of the same drugs for 3O% less. It is a profit center for vet offices and they do everything possible to discourage shopping around.