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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 8101

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Publication type: Journal Article

Congress explores limits on Internet pharmacy
American Journal of Health System Pharmacy 1999 Sep 15; 56:1812


A congressional subcommittee hearing regarding the benefits and risks of online pharmacies and existing curbs on such sites is discussed; the oversight subcommittee of the House Committee on Commerce heard testimony from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, state officials, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), the American Medical Association (AMA), Internet pharmacies, and consumers. To protect the safety of consumers, FDA plans to expand enforcement actions, work closely with other federal agencies, alert consumers to the risks of illegitimate online offerings, and provide input to Congress regarding legislation.


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