Sunday, January 06, 2008

Pets’ medicine can be found at drug stores

From the Whitehorse (YT) Star:
Like fighting parents, pharmacies and veterinarian offices are arguing over money, and the customers are caught in the middle.

Pharmacies often sell the same prescription medications as veterinarian offices do, but for cheaper prices.

Veterinarians say they have to charge more for medication to cover the costs of running a business.

Customers are complaining their vets aren’t telling them they can get the same medications more cheaply at local drug stores.

One local pet owner told the Star this week she was outraged after she watched a recent CBC television show that explained veterinarians are charging more for medications, and not telling their customers. She said when her dog developed a cough last fall, the vet bills piled up. ...more

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