Connecticut DVMs may be required to screen patients before prescribing meds

Connecticut DVMs may be required to screen patients before prescribing meds

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Mar 01, 2011

HARTFORD, CONN. — State lawmakers are eyeing legislation that would require veterinarians to screen patients for potential drug therapy problems before prescribing medications.

The state's legislation mandates veterinarians provide animal owners with information about the properties, dosage and administration of any prescribed drugs.

The legislation aims to "require veterinarians to take precautionary measures when prescribing drugs for animals." The legislation has been referred to the House of Representatives' Committee on Public Health.