Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201 #560891-00499

Submission Number:
560891-00499
Commenter:
John Powers Drs. Foster and Smith
Organization:
Drs. Foster and Smith
State:
Wisconsin
Initiative Name:
Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201

My name is John Powers. I am the Executive Vice-President of Drs. Foster and Smith pet supplies and will be on the FTC Pet Medications Workshop panel addressing restricted distribution of veterinary medications. I oversee Merchandising and Inventory Control at Drs. Foster and Smith. I thought it might be helpful in advance of the workshop for people to understand the two main kinds of pet medication diversion that exist in the marketplace. One is created and controlled by drug manufacturer employees a paper diversion and the other is created and controlled by veterinarians aggregators better known as aggregation diversion. It is important to note that neither of these that I will describe are created or controlled by pharmacies or retailers. Certain manufacturers and certain veterinarians are the authors! Please see the attached document to read my full explanation and comments. Thank you. John Powers Executive Vice-President Drs. Foster and Smith