Sep
20
2018
The opioid shortage is both a manufacturing issue and a manufactured one. The manufacturing part can be traced back to production issues at a Pfizer Inc. plant in Kansas and residual damage from last year’s Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, a major pharmaceutical manufacturing center. The manufactured part can be traced back to the US Drug Enforcement Agency. ...more
Aug
30
2018
This week: A surprising new survey reveals the type of pet who makes kids happiest, service dogs who wash out of basic training are available to good homes, and the Paris Aquarium offers a toilet-free alternative to getting rid of unwanted goldfish. ...more
Aug
29
2018
When it’s all about quality of care, everyone’s on board. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) on Thursday released a joint statement of support for
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Aug
27
2018
Okay, maybe just one needle every three months. But one shot every 90 days sure beats daily insulin injections, if promising new research out of Purdue University bears fruit. Last week, the school released the preliminary findings of a new study: The first minimally invasive therapy to successfully reverse Type 1 diabetes within 24 hours and maintain insulin independence for at least 90 days in test subjects. ...more
Aug
24
2018
He sure looks like some kind of pit bull terrier, but the shelter says otherwise. If you go to a shelter to adopt a dog and ask an employee what breed he is, your guess is as good as theirs. In fact, yours might be better. Because sometimes they guess wrong—deliberately. ...more
Aug
16
2018
The United States is battling an epidemic of opioid abuse that claimed 42,000 lives and caused 1,000 emergency room visits per day in 2016. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) knows that veterinarians are on the front lines of that fight. And “doctor-shopping” patients are only part of the problem. ...more
Aug
1
2018
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave veterinarians the green light to use cannabis in the treatment of pets—in a manner of speaking. Put it this way: It didn’t say they couldn’t. Here’s what happened. ...more
Apr
26
2018
This week: A daring baboon breakout, Congress could ban Americans from eating their pets, and a cancerous mass that’s anything but. ...more
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