FTC workshop to focus on pet medication
Veterinarians, pet owners, and other interested parties will be able to express their views on pet medicine during the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) pet medications workshop on Oct. 12, 2012.
According to the FTC, the purpose of the workshop is to examine how current pet medication distribution practices influence consumer choice and price competition.
- What risks or inefficiencies may be posed by prescription portability for pet medications?
- How might the passage of H.R. 1406 affect price, consumer choice, and other forms of competition in the pet medications market?
- What compliance costs would veterinarians face if H.R. 1406 were enacted?
- Is there a need for federal legislation requiring veterinarians to notify clients that they have the right to fill their prescriptions at the pharmacy of their choice?
- Read the full list of questions on the Federal Register notice announcing the workshop.
How to participate
The free workshop does not require pre-registration and will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Washington, D.C. People who cannot make it to the workshop can still take part in the conversation by submitting comments electronically or in paper format by September 14.
- Workshop location: 601 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
- Electronic comment submission: Use this form on the FTC website
- Mail or deliver comments: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H-113 (Annex X), 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20580.