Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201 #560891-00423

Submission Number:
560891-00423
Commenter:
Timothy McCarthy
Organization:
VetMIST
State:
Oregon
Initiative Name:
Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201

Pharmacists and employees at human drug pharmacies are not trained in the use and safety of animal medications. Because of this they are not able to properly inform pet owners in the proper use and side effects of animal medications. Human pharmicies then either give innacurate and sometimes dangerous information about animal prescriptions that they have filled. OR they referr the client to the veterinarian to provide this information. The human pharmacy then makes the money from selling the prescription and the veterinarian is required to provide a free consulting service to adequately inform the client about the drugs use. Both options are bad. If human pharmacies are going to be selling animal drugs then the personel need to be required to be trained and licenced before they can perform this service or they need to be required to pay the prescribing veterinarian a consulting fee to provide this service.