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New Changes In Prescription Laws

Previous Laws

We have written about the changes in previous blogs. Here is a link to a previous blog

As of July 1, 2018, veterinarians are allowed to prescribe 7 days of opioid pain medication and/or Gabapentin. After that, the medication needs to be called into a pharmacy to be filled. This can happen with our online pharmacy. All information will go into the national Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)

Updates on Laws

As of July 1, 2019 Gabapentin has been added to the list of Controlled drugs in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We need to see your cat with in 6 months to be able to renew the prescription. Most of Gabapentin prescriptions are to help with travel. We will NOT be able to refill any prescriptions that are over 6 months.

The Rules for Buprenex have changed. We are able to refill prescriptions over 7 days. The legislature has responded to the need of cat owners. Buprenex has been challenging to find in pharmacies. This change should make it easier for feline pain management. We do need to see your cat every 6 months to refill the prescription.

Please feel free to email or call us with any questions or concerns.

#Gabapentin #Virginia

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