Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201 #560891-00629

Submission Number:
560891-00629
Commenter:
Robert Hirsch
Organization:
Light Research
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201

As a long time owner of dogs, I am in favor of the bill pending in Congress (H.R. 1406, the Fairness to Pet Owners Act) that would require veterinarians to write prescriptions for all pet drugs, so owners can take them elsewhere and shop around for better prices if they want. This way of doing business is a closed monopoly. I have been to numerous vets in different states and not one has ever given me a written prescription.