Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008

30 Sep: Update on the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection

Alex Sicre, who I follow on Twitter, sent me a note to remind me that H.R. 6353 had passed in the House of Representatives last week. It was received in the Senate last Thursday and is expected to pass there as well. In the face of Congress’ apparent bumbling of the $700 billion financial bailout package, I’m glad to know that something useful can still emerge from the lawmaking process. H.R. 6353 is named for Ryan Haight, who died of an overdose of Vicodin after ordering the pills over the Internet without a prescription. (You can read more about Ryan here.) You can read the full text of the legislation here; here’s a summary of its provisions: Amends the Controlled…