Internet Drugs Sales Under US Federal Scrutiny

As reported on December 28th, 1999 on MSNBC, the US Federal government is pushing for new unprecedented powers to "crack down" on web sites dispensing drugs. The proposed measures include requiring the US Food and Drug Administration to verify the legitimacy of web site pharmacies. The concerns are with those sites selling drugs without a valid prescription, and with those sites selling drugs not legally available in the United States. The proposed law changes would require sites to demonstrate compliance with state and federal laws on pharmaceuticals before being allowed to operate.