Ryan Haight

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…

26 Jun: Go Daddy appeals to Congress again — this time with its clothes on

The last time we heard about the Web host Go Daddy going before Congress, it was the fictional Nikki Cappelli (model Candice Michelle) in one of Go Daddy’s infamous Super Bowl commercials. In the ad, Cappelli’s tank top strap breaks as she appears before a committee discussing censorship. Well now, Go Daddy has headed to Washington for real — and for a good cause. As Web Host Industry Review reports: Go Daddy is urging the US Congress to accept legislation to stop online pharmacies from selling controlled drugs without a valid prescription … Having considerable clout as the world’s largest registrar, Go Daddy sent general counsel Christine Jones to Washington, D.C. where she testified to Members of the House Judiciary…