Cutting costs on pet prescriptions

Rep. Collins introduces bill to help pet owners
Posted at 7:37 PM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 19:37:23-04

Rep. Chris Collins and Pennsylvania Congressman Matt Cartwright have introduced a bill aimed at cutting costs on prescription medications for your pets.

The Fairness to Pet Owners Act ensures pet owners get a written script, either on paper or electronically.  Rep. Collins says this will give more power to the consumer to choose where to purchase their pet's prescription.

The Congressman also says this plan would give consumers more flexibility to purchase generic medications or have them filled online or at big box pharmacies, which are oftentimes cheaper.

"As a pet owner myself, I know that most owners will do anything to keep their pets healthy, although these expenses do add up," said Rep. Collins. "There is no reason that pet owners shouldn't have the flexibility to shop around to see if they can save money."

According to the Congressman's office, 65% of households in America own at least one pet, spending a total of approximately $10 billion on pet medications each year.

To check out a full copy of the Fairness to Pet Owners Act, click here.


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