Competition & Consumer Protection Issues in the Pet Medications Industry

October 2, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission has posted an agenda for next month’s workshop focusing on the pet medications industry in the United States. FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz is scheduled to provide opening remarks, and will be joined at the event by industry members, veterinarians, and other professionals involved in the sale of pet medications. The October 2, 2012, workshop will examine the ways pet medications are distributed to consumers, and how these practices affect consumer choice and price competition. Among other issues, the workshop will consider the extent to which consumers are able to obtain written, portable prescriptions that they can fill wherever they choose, and their ability to verify the safety and effectiveness of the pet medications they buy.