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Fairness to Pet Owners Act

Tuesday, May 21, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tamara Spooner
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Important news: Prescription mandate legislation, the misleadingly-named Fairness to Pet Owners Act (H.R. 1607/S.1290), has now been introduced in the House and Senate. This legislation is gaining momentum and we urgently need you to tell your lawmakers to oppose this bill. 

This legislation would require veterinarians to provide clients with copies of all companion-animal prescriptions, regardless of whether the client wants one or whether the prescription is ultimately dispensed by the veterinarian or filled by a pharmacy.

This proposed prescription mandate is unnecessary because clients already are able to receive prescriptions upon request. The AVMA's Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics require veterinarians to provide prescriptions when asked, and the vast majority of states have law or regulation that requires the same. 

Every single letter will make a difference - working together, we can stop this bill from becoming law.

Tell Congress to oppose prescription mandates

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