New Report Shows 85% of Fake Online Drug Outlets Don’t Require Valid Prescription, Fuel Prescription Drug Abuse
NABP has issued a public health alert to warn Americans about the serious dangers associated with medicines purchased through fake online pharmacies. NABP’s report on Internet drug outlets found that 96% of 8,000 rogue Web sites analyzed continue to operate out of compliance with United States pharmacy laws, fuel prescription drug abuse and misuse, and provide an outlet for counterfeit medicines to enter the US drug supply – all of which significantly endanger the health and safety of Americans. More information about this alert is available in an NABP news release. The NABP “Internet Drug Outlet Identification Program Progress Report for State and Federal Regulators: July 2011” (PDF) may be downloaded from the NABP Web site.