ABC News details dangers of unscrupulous online pharmacies

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ABC News ran a story last week highlighting the dangers of unscrupulous online pharmacies. The piece pointed to proposed legislation that many hope will remedy the problem:

Sens. Dianne Feinsten, D-Calif., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., have proposed legislation in memory of Ryan Haight that would limit online sales of controlled substances.

Among other goals, the Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2007 aims to change laws to require a valid prescription for online transactions, with the validity of the prescription hinging upon the requirement that a doctor personally examine the patient. is in favor of greater regulation of online pharmacies. Unfortunately, we doubt legislation that will help consumers easily identify safe online pharmacies will be passed anytime soon.

Why? Because our Congress and the FDA –having been bought and paid for by Big Pharma — would rather you live in fear of online pharmacies than to provide you with a safe system for using them.

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That’s why your best alternative today — and probably anytime soon — will be the database of safe and licensed online pharmacies.

In addition to receiving licencing from their home countries, pharmacies in the database are vetted by third-party accrediting organizations. These include the Internet and Mail Order Pharmacy Accreditation Commission (IMPAC), Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA), Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS), Manitoba International Pharmacists Association (MIPA), National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), and the Better Business Bureau Online (BBBOnline).

You can review our pharmacy regulations and requirements pages for more information.

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