By Danny Sanchez on April 5, 2010 1:58 PM
Courant reporter Janice Podsada dug up some great information on buying pet medicine online while writing a piece on the dangers of online pharmacies. Here’s Janice’s report:
Some Internet companies that sell pet medicines aren’t always reputable, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.
Illegal online pharmacies may be selling pet medicines that are counterfeit, outdated, mislabeled or improperly made or stored. Beware of prices that are too good to be true, websites that don’t require a valid prescription from a veterinarian or don’t make a licensed pharmacist available to answer questions, FDA officials say.
Ask your veterinarian if they trust the online company. If you find a cheaper medicine online, ask your veterinarian to consider matching the price.
To report an adverse drug reaction to the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine call toll free: 800-332-8387 or go to their web site.