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The article “Substitution errors” in the Sept. 1, 2014, issue of JAVMA News, page 462, included an inaccurate statement that pet owners in Oregon could, by requesting generic alternatives, override a veterinarian’s orders against substitutions.

If a veterinarian’s prescription includes an order against substitutions, a pharmacist cannot provide a generic alternative without approval from the prescriber.