Navigation Links
NABP Applauds LegitScript and KnujOn for Spotlighting Exploitation of Internet Ad Programs by Rogue Internet Drug Outlets
Date:8/18/2009

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy(R) (NABP(R)) applauds LegitScript and KnujOn for spotlighting the exploitation of search engines' advertising programs by rogue Internet drug outlets. Their report "Analysis of Yahoo! Prescription Drug Sponsored Search Results," released on August 18, 2009, examines the Web sites selling prescription medications that advertise through Yahoo!'s online advertising program.

The report states that, of the prescription drug and Internet drug outlet advertisements the authors reviewed, 82% led to drug outlets that do not require a prescription for prescription medications or that violate other United States medication safety and pharmacy laws. This high percentage is consistent with NABP findings on the overall prevalence of rogue Internet drug outlets. The report also correctly points out that many so-called Canadian pharmacies do not actually ship drugs from Canada, or even drugs approved for use by Canadians. Each of these sites advertising through Yahoo! either received approval from, or escaped the detection of, a third-party verification service (not recognized by NABP) used by the search engines to screen pharmaceutical advertisers.

As part of its mission to protect the public health, NABP reviews Internet drug outlets and distinguishes those that do and do not comply with pharmacy laws and practice standards. Those that appear to be out of compliance with these criteria are listed as Not Recommended on the NABP Web site. The criteria NABP uses to evaluate Internet pharmacies are not unique; they are those established by US federal and state laws and endorsed by the medical and pharmacy communities.

Like the authors of the report, NABP encourages Yahoo! and other search engines to hold advertisers selling prescription medications accountable to the same laws and practice standards required of any legitimately operating pharmacy. To enable Internet drug outlets operating beneath those standards to continue advertising through otherwise reputable channels is simply a danger to the public health.

NABP is the independent, international, and impartial Association that assists its member boards and jurisdictions in developing, implementing, and enforcing uniform standards for the purpose of protecting the public health.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Americans United for Life Applauds Decision Protecting Women From Dangers of RU-486
2. The Lupus Foundation of America Applauds New Legislation that Caps Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs
3. National Alliance for Hispanic Health Applauds Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as the Nations 111th Supreme Court Justice
4. The Scleroderma Foundation Applauds Introduction of First Bill in the Senate Promoting Research and Awareness of Scleroderma
5. GMA Applauds U.S. House for Passage of Landmark Food Safety Bill
6. Partnership Applauds Obamas No Cost-Sharing Protections for Preventive Services
7. APHA Applauds Congressional Action on Health Reform
8. Council for American Medical Innovation Applauds Appointment of Geneticist Francis Collins to Head National Institutes of Health
9. Americans United for Life Applauds Fourth Circuit Protecting Women and Children by Upholding Virginia Partial Birth Abortion Statute
10. Colin Powell Applauds Lions for Leadership in Volunteerism as Interest in Volunteer Service Grows
11. Easter Seals Applauds Agreement to Cut Costs of Prescription Medications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Vida Health, the digital ... B led by Canvas Ventures . Other investors include Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) ... platform to serve more consumers who are managing chronic conditions or simply ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... from offices headquartered in Jefferson County, is announcing the launch of a charity ... , The number of homeless women and children in Birmingham has grown steadily ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... St. Louis, MS (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... offices that serve commercial and residential clients in and around the Hancock County area, ... support for the Hancock County Food Pantry. , The Hancock County Food Pantry has ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... of clinical trials with the announcement that it is one of the early adopters ... EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is designed to provide companies on both sides of the ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... ... Kenall Manufacturing, a leader in sealed healthcare lighting for more than 30 ... sealed, LED luminaire that meets the needs of everyone in the patient room by ... , A 2’ x 4’ model features four modes: reading, ambient, standard and high ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)...  Hanson Research, an innovative leader in the ... testing instruments for the pharmaceutical industry, announced today ... ("Teledyne"). The move is designed to deepen investments ... as well as expand resources for further market ... services. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161208/446988LOGO ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec. 8, 2016 Augmedix, the nation,s ... it has closed a $23 million strategic round ... OrbiMed. The company seeks to rehumanize the physician ... on mandated EHR documentation. The Augmedix core offering ... frees doctors from 3 hours of mandated charting ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... N.J., Dec. 8, 2016 CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: ... of $18,800,000, or $0.45 per diluted share, on a 22.1% ... quarter ended October 31, 2016. This compares with net income ... $153,779,000 for the first quarter ended October 31, 2015. ... quarter ended October 31, 2016 to $21,323,000, or $0.51 per ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: