LATEST NEW YORK TIMES RACING ARTICLE TAKES AIM AT VETS

(Benjamin Norman/New York Times)

The New York Times has published its latest installment in a series of articles on racing.  The latet installment focuses on the abuse of prescription medications and the veterinarians prescribing them.

“Only veterinarians can legally prescribe medicine, yet they often let trainers, who are paid to win races, make medical decisions, including which drugs to use,” the article reads. “These veterinarians also have a powerful financial incentive to prescribe drugs: they are both doctor and drugstore, and so the more drugs they prescribe, the more money they make. Selling and administering drugs, in fact, accounts for most of their income.”

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