Limit the cost of Vets prescriptions to maximum of £10
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Changes to UK Law made back in 2005, meant pet owners could legally ask their Vets for a written prescription allowing them to obtain veterinary medicines from an alternative supplier. The change in law was supposed to open up the market and stop Vets from charging high amounts.
However, many Vets practices continue to charge double or treble the amount for routine medicines compared to reputable UK internet based companies.
As a consumer to purchase your pets medicines direct instead of through your Vets, you need to have a prescription provided by your Vet. Currently there are no restrictions as to what Vets can charge for issuing a prescription. Many Vets set high prescription fees to deter consumers from buying direct. My own Vets charge £18 and I have seen commentary saying some Vets are charging as much as £25.
This petition calls for the cost of Vets prescriptions to be limited to a maximum of £10, which is plenty enough to allow for the additional administration involved.
Stop Vets from profiteering from routine medicines, please sign the petition.
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