Oregonian and Pharmacies

 Pet Talk: Oregon veterinarians concerned about prescription errors at retail, online pharmacies

By Monique Balas, Special to The Oregonian

….One of the most common errors veterinarians report is a change in dose for a drug called Levothyroxine, used to treat hypothyroidism, says Dr. Becky Marks of Timberland Animal Clinic.

Dogs metabolize the drug very differently and require a much higher dose than humans. A pharmacist might assume that the dose is incorrect and change it without checking.

“I’m always thrilled when I have one call me,” notes Marks, who has more concerns with online pharmacies renewing expired prescriptions… read  on.

http://www.oregonlive.com/pets/index.ssf/2013/01/pet_talk_oregon_veterinarians.html

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Some veterinarians are concerned about mistakes made at retail and online pharmacies which they say are jeopardizing the health of their patients.
Courtesy of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association