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Dogfight over pet medications

To stir passions without choosing Presidential candidates, just ask pet owners about the cost of medicine for dogs, cats and other domestic critters. That helps explain the Fairness to Pet Owners Act (HR-1406) now moving at a snail’s pace through Congress with bi-partisan sponsorship and a purpose nearly as American as apple pie. It’s estimated that 62 percent of households in the U.S. have pets and spend close to $7 billion on medications.


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