Submission Number: 560891-00254
Received: 9/4/2012 11:54:54 PM
Commenter: Susan Cechner
Organization: Elburn Animal Hospital
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201
Attachments: No Attachments
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.