I totally support the opinions expressed by the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association. This law is redudant and clients can already request a script from their veterinarian when they need one. To do one regardless of request would be time consuming on our part. We often refer clients to our on-line store for cheaper pricing, but some prefer the conviance of buying it in house. Medication from some of the on-line stores have been known to come from some overseas sources, where the handling and storage may not have been optimal or worse drug counterfeiting may be taking place. I as a private veterinarian try to offer the best for my client and their pet(s) but I don't believe the government needs to be issuing inspectors to ensure I am writing a physical prescription for every drug I prescribe. I think the government would be better served by ensuring all drugs imported are the correct product, than worrying if I am issuing a piece of paper. Most drugs I have called into outside pharmacies I never write a physical script for, anyhow. We simply speak with the pharmacist and arrange for the client to pick up the prescription or recieve it in the mail.
Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201 #560891-00254
Elburn Animal Hospital
Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201