Pet prescription errors on the rise, FDA warns

12/12/2012 | WCBS-TV (New York)

Increasingly, errors in pet medication labeling, dosing and administration are leading to sometimes lethal consequences for pets, according to the FDA, which announced an increase in pet prescription mistakes. It's likely that several factors contribute to the problem, including labeling issues, mistakes made by human pharmacies filling pet prescriptions and owner error. The AVMA emphasizes the importance of empowering owners to verify the specifics of their pet's medications and ask pharmacists to talk with veterinarians.

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