NEWS
Outlaw Veterinarians
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:47 PM CDT

It all started in California. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) began contacting veterinarians, whose practices were at least in part mobile, to tell them they could not legally transport controlled substances off their clinic/home premises. To do so, the DEA notified these veterinarians, was in violation of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

The CSA, as it is now being interpreted by the DEA, requires that veterinarians register every location in which they store, distribute or dispense controlled substances. In the past the DEA treated veterinarians as an exception to this rule, but that is no longer the case. At this ...

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