My kitty takes buprenorphine. My vet will only give me one month’s worth at a time.
Last month, I was given a prescription on 11/28. Expiration date of the med was listed as 12/21.
Because Christmas was coming up, I requested an early refill of his medications. Today, I looked at the buprenorphine bottle. It was filled on 12/21. Has an expiration date of 12/21!
I have enough to last until Monday when the vet’s office opens up. I have requested another bottle, not expired, and also sent them a picture of the container that shows fill date and expiration date.
I may have no problem with getting a new bottle, but I have a feeling I have been wearing my welcome out at the office. I want unexpired medication.
Back in June, I was given a bottle of buprenorphine with the instructions to give 2 ml twice a day (including a dosing syringe with 2 ml marked on it) instead of the proper 0.2 ml, which I pointed out to them. Could have been a major disaster if an owner was administering the med for the first time.
My question is: Is it against any law for a vet to sell expired medication? If it is in your state, where would I look to find out for my state?