FDA Warns of People Using Pets to get Opioids
The FDA is warning vets about people who are using their pets to get access to opioids.
The FDA says there is a lack of pain treating products that are FDA-approved for use in animals, which is causing veterinarians to prescribe drugs that are approved for human use.
The FDA is calling on vets to follow all state and federal regulations when prescribing opioids for pain management in animals. The FDA is also recommending vets use alternatives to opioids for pain management and educating pet owners on the safe storage and disposal of opioids.