Are More Affordable Pet Medications on the Way?
Congress has long been accused of going to the dogs, and now we're lumping cats in there too.
Two legislators are working to allow owners to be able to get less expensive medications for their pets.
Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Richard Blumenthal are putting forth the "Fairness to Pet Owners Act," which would require that veterinarians provide pet owners with copies of prescriptions. In so doing they would enable pet owners to competitively shop their prescriptions, theoretically saving them money.
In the United States House of Representatives the bill was sponsored by Utah Congressman Jim Matheson.
Most veterinarians fill prescriptions at their own offices, forcing owners to buy medications at their offices, often paying higher prices.
Schumer and Blumenthal say the legislation will save residents of New York and Connecticut hundreds of dollars per year.