Pharmacy and prescription issues
The veterinary pharmacy landscape is changing. Get resources to help navigate the opportunities and challenges.
Prescriptions and pharmacies: FAQs for veterinarians
Answers to common questions from veterinarians about writing and dispensing veterinary prescriptions, and about pharmacies.
Prescriptions and Pharmacies: For Pet Owners (FAQ)
Answers to common questions from pet owners about veterinary prescriptions and pharmacies.
AVMA weighs in on pharmacy requests for prescriptions
The AVMA has recently received inquiries from members who had concerns about how to properly follow the AVMA Principles of
Working with Pharmacies
Like veterinarians, pharmacists are trained professionals who want to do what's best for their clients.
Changing the rules for pharmacy
The ever-changing state and federal rules governing pharmacy within veterinary medicine were the subject of a wide-ranging session
Preventing prescription errors
Veterinary and pharmacy associations are trying to improve communication and avoid conflicts involving drug substitutions and prescriber…
AVMA Answers: Prescriptions
What are the responsibilities of a veterinarian whose client asks for a written prescription rather a dispensed drug out of the clinic?
Guidelines for Veterinary Prescription Drugs
Veterinary prescription drugs are labeled for use only by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
Sample letter: Pharmacy Dispensing Standards
The Honorable Jeb Bush Governor, State of Florida The Capitol Building PL05 400 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0001 Dear Governor…
Group to offer accreditation for online veterinary pharmacies
Pet owners who order products from Internet pharmacies soon may be able to look for a seal of accreditation from the National Association
HOD wants better communication with nonveterinary pharmacies
The AVMA House of Delegates was nearly unanimous in its vote Aug. 3 for a resolution that calls on the
Missouri court rules animal drugs not subject to pharmacy act
The Missouri Supreme Court recently ruled that the retail sale of veterinary prescription drugs is not subject to regulation
AVMA develops communications on pet prescriptions
The AVMA has developed new communications regarding prescriptions for pets, comprising a message to AVMA members
AVMA opposes prescription mandate legislation
Veterinary prescription mandates are bad for veterinarians, and bad for our patients. This legislation interferes in the veterinarian-client-patient…
AVMA advocates against prescription mandate bill
In April, AVMA Board of Directors chair Dr. John de Jong testified before a House subcommittee about the Fairness to Pet Owners
State Advocacy Issue
Pharmacy board regulation of veterinary prescription drugs Updated July 2011 This is a summary of the laws that AVMA is aware of governing state…
No ruling coming in compounding dispute
A Florida pharmacy and federal drug authorities have fought for 2 1/2 years over the legality of compounding animal drugs from
Rx drug regulation
Animal prescription (Rx) drug labels contain the federally mandated statement: "Caution: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the…
Generic drugs, skyrocketing prices
Over the years, generic prescription drugs approved for use in humans have provided tremendous savings in human
The veterinary profession's role in addressing the opioid epidemic
AVMA strongly recommends that veterinarians, legislators, state veterinary medical boards, and state pharmacy boards work together to create practical…
The slow rise of generic animal drugs
In human medicine, generic drugs accounted for 88 percent of prescriptions dispensed in the United States as of 2014. Currently, generic
Compounding, consistent with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Extra-Label Drug Use regulations, is the customized manipulation of an approved…
National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers and veterinarians
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) implemented guidance on National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers.