Animal Prescriptions Treated Differently

1 decade 9 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, December 19 2006 Dec 19, 2006 Tuesday, December 19, 2006 8:44:17 PM CST December 19, 2006 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Supreme Court says prescriptions for animals should not be treated the same as those for people. The court agreed with a northwest Missouri feed store that has made that argument for years. The court was considering whether state laws regulating pharmacies and prescription drugs also apply to animal medications. The state Board of Pharmacy told United Pharmacal of St. Joseph that it could not dispense prescription drugs for animals without a pharmacy license. United Pharmacal sells animal feed supplies and says it has been filling veterinary prescriptions for 20 years without problems. A Cole County judge said that amounted to practicing pharmacy without a license, but the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the feed store today.

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