Fairness to Pet Owners
Act of 2015
Sen. Blumenthal (CT) introduced S. 1200,
Fairness to Pet Owners Act, with Sens. Schumer (NY) and Lee (UT) on
Wednesday, May 6, 2015. The language is a mirror of last Congress’s bill
and it was referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and
Transportation. The AVMA is reviewing the legislative language and its
Board will formalize their official position at their meeting in July.
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Fairness to Pet Owners Act.
FTC Report on Pet
Medications Industry Finds Veterinarians Face Increasing Competition
from Non-Veterinary Retail Outlets
Federal Trade Commission report on the pet medications industry
noted fast growth and a changing landscape of suppliers – with
veterinarians seeing increased competition from non-traditional sellers,
and consumers finding more ways to buy medications for their pets. The
report made recommendations for ways to make the pet medications market
even more competitive.
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AVDA 2015 Annual
Thank you to all of those who attended the
39th AVDA Annual Conference! This year was a huge success because of
you! We would also like to thank our generous sponsors. Without your
support we wouldn't be able to provide the amazing speakers and
networking opportunities during AVDA's signature event.
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Please take a few moments to provide us with feedback on the 2015 Annual
Conference. We value your input and will take it into consideration when
planning future conferences.
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Save the Date!
2016 AVDA Annual Conference • Meritage
Resort & Spa
Napa, California • May 1-3, 2016
AVDA Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting and Elections of AVDA
Active Members were held on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in conjunction with
the AVDA Annual Conference held at the Belmond Charleston Place Hotel in
Charleston SC. The meeting included an Annual Report on AVDA Activities
in the past year.
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AVDA ITR Advisor
AVDA is pleased to announce that AVDA will
continue to partner with ITR Economics to provide the monthly ITR
Advisor, a 4-page snapshot of the current economy, using leading
indicators to tell subscribers where the economy is headed and what
actions to take now. Written in a conversational tone, not heavy
economic-speak, the ITR Advisor is a simple, quick, timely, and
affordable way to stay informed about the state of the economy, with
useful guidance and clear action points. This is another member benefit
that we are providing to our members.
The cost to AVDA for this service is $7,500
annually and is included as a part of your annual membership dues
payment. This email newsletter will be sent to all principals and
alternates at AVDA member companies.
Click here for a copy of the May 2015 edition.
Contact AVDA headquarters to see if you are
on the distribution list.
AVDA Dues Reminder - Due
on June 1, 2015
AVDA would like to thank you for your
continued support over the past year. Dues were mailed out in early May
to all AVDA members and are due on June 1. The AVDA board approved a 2%
increase in dues for this year across all member types. Please make sure
that you remember to send back your dues form with full payment. You can
also log in to the AVDA website to pay online. If you have not received
your dues form or need help paying online contact Casey Joseph at
E-Reg Monitor Service
In today’s regulatory environment,
pharmaceutical, distribution and healthcare companies are faced with
constant changes in federal and state legislation and regulations that
affect everyday business. Although no common governance exists among the
states, the states do maintain similarities in the way they define and
regulate key areas of pharmaceutical marketing practices as well as
licensing and distribution activities. To better understand the impact
of these state-by-state regulations, BuzzeoPDMA’s E-Reg Monitor Service
offers two surveys to assist the industry in monitoring these
AVDA members who subscribe to the E-Reg
Monitor Service have access to an online tool that provides legislative
and regulatory updates on Drug Distribution and Drug Pedigree laws on
the Federal level and in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Subscribing members have 24/7 access to the service and receive e-mail
notification when updates are available. The annual subscription fee for
AVDA members is now $2,000 per AVDA Member Company. Companies
subscribing to this service would individually pay in excess of $25,000
If you already subscribe to E-Reg Monitor Service, you should have
received a separate invoice to renew your subscription.
Click here for more on the E-Reg Monitor Service
Please contact Casey Joseph if you have not
received your invoice or would like to subscribe.
Click here to read latest update from AVDA’s Legal Counsel, Neil
Kuenn of Keeley, Kuenn & Reid
AVDA is a member of the National Association of
Wholesaler Distributors (NAW). NAW has many publications that are of
interest to distribution companies. As an AVDA member, you may order
these publications at the discounted NAW Member Association rate.
"NAW institute for Distribution Excellence announces driving profitable
growth: a distributor's playbook to generate–manage–sustain competitive
advantage" - The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence is pleased to
announce its newest, groundbreaking research study, Driving Profitable
Growth: Distributor's Playbook to Generate–Manage–Sustain Competitive
Advantage, based on a two-year research consortium conducted by Texas
A&M University's Global Supply Chain Laboratory. Click here to read the
Click here to see new releases that are now available.