Sep
17
2008
Compounding drugs for animal patients is regulated by 50 different state boards of pharmacy and murky federal laws. Although compounded drugs are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), they are allowed when approved drugs are not available or suitable for the intended use.

Veterinarians should remember a few key things in order to stay safe and on the right side of the law.

Potency, safety, efficacy and bioavailability are not guaranteedCompounding from bulk chemicals is in a “regulatory void”Compounds may only be distributed to the patient for which they were prescribedCompounding to make a cheaper version of an approved drug that already exists is illegal Use a PCAB-accredited compounding pharmacy when possible ...more
Jun
11
2008
Noncompliance with reporting regulations may cause veterinarians to face serious penalties. ...more
Mar
5
2008
Legislative Watch Followup: California Sees Healthy Pets Act Passed ...more
Nov
14
2007
Increasing Number of Clients Protected by Pet Lemon Laws, Veterinarians Sought for Pre-Sale Exams ...more
Oct
17
2007
When the California Supreme Court reinforced a declaw ban in West Hollywood earlier this month the decision set a legal precedent for the profession: If municipalities can tinker with veterinary medical practices, governed by state practice acts, where will their influence end? Professionals, who have fought the ban for close to three years, wonder if the decision will have a domino effect. ...more
Aug
22
2007
VMA Fights State Attempt to Require Veterinarians to Inform Clients of All Treatment Options ...more
Aug
8
2007
Legal Complications of Complementary Medicine: What’s In Your Practice Act? ...more
Jul
25
2007
Ignorance Not Valid Defense/What’s in Your Practice Act? ...more
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