Internet Pharmacies : Rogue Sites & Safety Measures Paperback / softback
Edited by Mohamed Gevaert
The Internet offers consumers a convenient method for purchasing drugs that is sometimes cheaper than buying from traditional brick-and-mortar pharmacies.
According to a recent FDA survey, nearly 1 in 4 adult U.S.
Internet consumers have purchased prescription drugs online.
However, many Internet pharmacies are fraudulent enterprises that offer prescription drugs without a prescription and are not appropriately licensed.
These rogue Internet pharmacies may sell drugs that are expired, improperly labelled, or are counterfeits of other drugs.
A number of federal and state agencies share responsibility for administering and enforcing laws related to Internet pharmacies, including state boards of pharmacy, FDA, DOJ, CBP, and ICE.
The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act directed the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report on problems with Internet pharmacies.
This book identifies (1) how rogue sites violate federal and state laws, (2) challenges federal agencies face in investigating and prosecuting operators, (3) efforts to combat rogue Internet pharmacies, and (4) efforts to educate consumers about the risks of purchasing prescription drugs online.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 99 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 28/11/2013
- Category: Domestic trade
- ISBN: 9781628089349