Audit: Opioid Controls Lax Among Oregon Veterinarians

In a recently released audit, Secretary of State Bev Clarno concluded that Oregon veterinarians have not shown due diligence in monitoring their prescription drugs, including opioids.   

623 veterinary practices were surveyed, and according to the data, “23 percent of respondents have seen an increase in the number of customers exhibiting doctor shopping behaviors in the last three years, including suspicious pet injuries.” A further 15 percent suspected their co-workers of substance abuse, and possibly diverting medications for their own use.  

Source: Audit: Opioid Controls Lax Among Oregon Veterinarians – The Corvallis Advocate