Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201
Private veterinary practitioners like me cannot possibly compete with online pharmacies, large chains and big-box stores on price because of the pricing structure from manufacturers. Further loss of pet medication sales will force practitioners to charge more for services to cover our substantial overhead. This will be very detrimental to the consumer, most of whom do not carry medical insurance for their pets. I do not believe most consumers would prefer the human model of medical care for their pets, but this is what the "Fairness to Pet Owners" Act is leading to.