Subscriber login

News
What you need to know for 04/25/2017

Schumer: Let pharmacies fill pet prescriptions

Schumer: Let pharmacies fill pet prescriptions

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says pet owners could save millions of dollars on prescriptions for their

ALBANY, N.Y. — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says pet owners could save millions of dollars on prescriptions for their animals if they could buy the drugs at ordinary pharmacies.

The New York Democrat says Sunday that he's working with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on legislation that would require veterinarians to write prescriptions to allow owners to buy the medication at a pharmacy or online.

Schumer says many owners pay too much for pet medications because veterinarians don't provide prescriptions unless asked, and sell the drugs themselves at much higher prices than pharmacies.

He says pet owners in the U.S. spend $10 billion each year on pet medications and other health-related products.

View Comments
Hide Comments
You have 0 articles 1 articles 2 articles 3 articles 4 articles 5 articles 6 articles 7 articles remaining of Daily Gazette free premium content.

You have reached your monthly premium content limit.

Continue to enjoy Daily Gazette premium content by becoming a subscriber.
Already a subscriber? Log In