Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201 #560891-00089

Submission Number:
560891-00089
Commenter:
Joseph Frost
Organization:
Frost Family Pet Clinic
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201

Hello, I'd like to comment on pet medications, specifically online pharmacies. Our experience with online pharmacies is that they increase our workload significantly the way most are currently doing business. We happily provide our clients with free written prescriptions right in the exam room but most of these pharmacies won't accept them from the client. Instead, they fax us requests for them. So instead of simply signing the prescription and having the client get their meds from wherever they choose we must receive the fax, pull the file, review it with the doctor, get it signed, faxed back, and then documented. I feel like we are doing a lot of work so the pharmacy can make a sale. in summary.... Selling medications=no problem Writing prescriptions=no problem Doing all of the legwork so a client can buy meds from somebody else=we don't like it! Thanks for the consideration, good luck at the workshop :) Joseph M. Frost II DVM