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Support Fair Access to Veterinary Prescription Medications!

Right now vets can DENY you the ability to purchase the meds you need at a price you can afford.

How many pets suffer or die because needed meds are not affordable?  

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A bill recently introduced as H.R. 1406 in the US House of Representatives would make access to prescription medical services in veterinary medicine more fair and competitive.  Among other things, the bill would require veterinarians to write written prescriptions for the medicines they prescribe, and offer information about medication dispensation options outside of the veterinary practice.  It would prevent them from keeping patients from using medication dispensers other than their own offices, so that consumers could shop around, just like they do for their own medications. 

Disappointingly, but perhaps not surprisingly, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is mounting a lobbying effort to kill H.R. 1406.  We must not let this effort succeed.  

The bill's sponsor, Utah Representative Jim Matheson, believes that veterinary consumers should have better access to a competitive market for prescription veterinary medications.  "This bill simply gives pet owners the same right to shop around for the best prices on the medications they buy for their pets as they have for products they buy for themselves." Matheson says that the legislation was modeled after the Contact Lens Consumers Act, with the intent of giving pet owners a copy of the written prescription so they can shop around. 

 

This petition will let our legislators know that we strongly support fair access to prescription medications for our companion animals.  

 

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