We have discussed the changes in a previous post. Here is a link.
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)
After the initial exam and prescription, your cat needs to return to the clinic to be assessed. The next exam needs to happen in 14 days. Once they have been rechecked, we can issues refills up to 6 months .
We will re examine your cat in 6 months to issue refills
As with any new regulations, there is a learning curve. So , we are striving to make sure we are following the letter of the law and helping with understanding of the new regulation.
Our team will be asking about medication history at the beginning of the appointment. We will pay special attention to the pain medications. We hope to keep your cats pain free.
Please feel free to call or email us with any questions or concerns.