Submission Number: 560891-00669
Received: 10/22/2012 3:02:44 PM
Commenter: Gordon Magee
Organization: Drs. Foster and Smith
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Request for Comments and Announcement of Workshop on Pet Medications Issues, Project No. P121201
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I attended the FTC Pet Medications Workshop on October 2, 2012 in Washington, D.C. and want to offer some perspectives on the following issues that were addressed at the Workshop:
• Are pharmacists qualified to dispense pet prescriptions?
• Are veterinarians writing prescriptions so that consumers can have them filled at pharmacies of their choice?
• Is there a justification for the drug manufacturer practice of restricted distribution of prescription and over-the-counter medications only to veterinary clinics?
Following those perspectives are listed some recommendations for the industry.
Please see the attached document for full details.