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Pet Rescue Scam PDF Print E-mail
Editor’s Note: The following was reported to the NYSVMS and LIVMA from the Massachusetts VMA.

Recently, in Massachusetts, an individual who identifies himself as Richard Roy, from A.R.F. — The Animal Recovery Forum — has been going to veterinary practices and asking to place countertop donation boxes, with candy, in the reception areas. People who buy the candy are led to believe the money goes to help fund reuniting lost pets with their families.

Mr. Roy provides a letter to each practice which claims that “ARF is not a charity. We are not soliciting donations. Purchase of candy does not constitute a charitable donation. It is our intent to increase our involvement and grow this program in our community, together with the assistance of committed businesses like yours.”

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LIVMA Member Judges at Long Island Science and Engineering Fair

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Enhanced Regulation of Tramadol and Hydrocodone PDF Print E-mail
NYSVMS News Bulletin

Controlled Substance Law Updates

Tramadol is a muscle relaxant that can be addictive. Although not approved for use in animals by the Food and Drug Administration, it is legally prescribed by veterinarians as an extra label drug. Along with hydrocodone and oxycodone, abuse of Tramadol has exploded in the last few years.

As of Feb. 23, 2013, Tramadol is a controlled substance (Schedule IV) in New York State. Commonly prescribed by veterinarians, for pain management, in dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, and horses, Tramadol (Ultram®, Ultacet®, Ryzolt™) is now a Schedule IV controlled substance, in New York.

Due to New York state’s recent “I STOP Law,” which was passed in order to greater curb prescription painkiller abuse, there are some new requirements veterinarians need to know in reference to prescribing this medication.

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NYS BNE Updates PDF Print E-mail
Controlled Substance Law Updates from NYS Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement

from LIVMA News Bulletin as of 8-27-13

NYSDOH Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement Is Not Granting Veterinarians Exemptions From Daily Reporting

Editor’s Note: The following was excerpted from the August 26. 2013, NYSVMS Information Release and from the New York State Department of Health’s Prescription Monitoring Program Registry’s Frequently Asked Questions and the legislative update passed on August 21, 2013.

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LIVMA Helps Host Rabies Clinics in Town of Hempstead and Oyster Bay PDF Print E-mail

The LIVMA helped to host rabies clinics in the Towns of Hempstead and Oyster Bay recently.

Pictured are: Dr. Rana Jaipal; Ms. Linda Spellman, LVT; LIVMA Rabies Chair Dr. Surinder Wadyal; Ms. Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead Supervisor; Ms. Nasrin Ahmad, Town of Hempstead Clerk; Dr. Zachariah Marteney; Ms. Lisa Scotto, LVT.

 
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