Submission Number: 560891-00449
Received: 9/14/2012 6:46:58 AM
Commenter: Brian Ghere
Organization: Private Practioner
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201
Attachments: No Attachments
Very few if any of these companies (online pharmacies and big box retail chains) who want to profit by selling veterinary drugs have pharmacists on staff with any
Formal training in veterinary drugs and the patients (animal) they are intended to be used in.
I know of no human pharmacy that would be allowed to dispense drugs
To humans without a licensed pharmacist on staff.
This should be the same for Veterinary drugs.
If a pharmacy wants to sell Veterinary only drugs they should have properly trained
And licensed staff to do so. I also completely agree with the concerns
expressed in the letter to this hearing submitted by the
AVMA ( American Veterinary Medical Association).
Brian D Ghere, DVM