1/28/2013

After hearing anecdotal reports of pharmacy pet medication errors, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association surveyed veterinarians in the state about the issue. Thirty-five percent of the 110 veterinarians who responded reported at least one instance of an online or retail pharmacy changing a prescribed medication or dose. Other states have conducted similar surveys and gotten similar responses. The AVMA, the OVMA, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board and the Oregon Board of Pharmacy are working together to address the issue.

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