Lawmaker wants to remove veterinarian exemption for drug monitoring

01.30.18 | Terry Diener

Veterinarians currently don’t have to submit information on the opioid-based painkillers they prescribe.

State Representative Ed Gainey says that allows pet owners with opioid addictions to “vet shop” for medications for their own use. Gainey said there have been numerous reports of pet owners who intentionally injure their pets to get opioid prescriptions.

The bill is before the House Health Committee for review.