The internet ever since its introduction has been constantly changing the way we as a society function. It has not only successfully// brought communities together. It has also allowed them to share ideas and provide a platform for growth in business. However, with this positive angle there is another side of the story. The internet has introduced new avenues of both social and ethical issues that need to be understood and addressed.
In resent years, there has been a rise in the internet pharmacies business. Everyday new websites are appearing on search engines selling a whole rage of drugs. Many of these are drugs that have been manufactured by unauthorized companies, having poor or incorrect labeling, are substandard and in many cases lethal if taken. The mushrooming of sites selling online drugs, are flamed by the accessibility to online affiliate marketing sites. These affiliate sites provide links to anyone and everyone having an audience to sell to. A report by a web analysis company called Envision proposed that there are nearly 2,300 sites, selling prescription-only drugs direct to consumer.
With more and more people turning to the internet to find either cheaper drugs, drugs without prescription, the promised wonder drugs – which can so called solve all their problems, and websites that provide online consultation with cyber doctors is in fact a matter of increasing global concern.
Studies done by the United Nations show that the easy access to extremely powerful sleeping tablets, painkillers and antidepressants are leading to an increasing number of people suffering form heart attacks, blindness and in some extreme cases, death.
It is felt, that the rise of internet pharmacies, are also largely to blame for the epidemic of “prescription addictions,” that are now rapidly becoming a global problem. It is believed that, prescription addiction abuse has already surpassed that of heroin and cocaine in some parts oPage: 1 2 Related medicine news :1
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