Navigation Links
Report Criticizes DEA for Failing to Address Online Pharmacy Problem
Date:6/8/2011

PORTLAND, Ore., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report criticizes the US Drug Enforcement Administration for not doing enough about rogue online pharmacies selling addictive medications without a valid prescription requirement.

The report, issued by Internet pharmacy monitoring service LegitScript.com, analyzes the DEA's implementation of the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act.

The 2009 law was named after an 18-year old who died after purchasing Vicodin and Xanax over the Internet without a valid prescription. Introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the law gave the DEA new powers to fight illegal online pharmaceutical sales.

According to the report, DEA officials had filed no cases under the new law as of late 2010. The study cites senior DEA officials as stating, in late 2010, that "the Internet is (no longer) as big of a problem"...and that "(the DEA) has not found many Internet pharmacies selling controlled substances."

But the LegitScript study calls the DEA's statements into question, identifying 1,000 rogue Internet pharmacies actively promoting controlled substances without a prescription to US residents, in most cases without any age verification.

The report follows a May 2011 study by Massachusetts General Hospital that showed prescription drug abuse increasing fastest in regions with the greatest expansion in high-speed Internet access. That study argued that increased access to rogue Internet pharmacies was to blame.

LegitScript's President, John Horton, said, "We're issuing this report because the DEA continues to take the unsupportable position that the rogue Internet pharmacy is all-but-solved. Meanwhile, these Internet drug dealers continue to operate with impunity, laughing all the way to the bank. Simply put, the DEA has failed to use the tools Congress gave it to fight this problem."

The study argues that most of the illicit websites are subject to US jurisdiction.  "It is entirely reasonable to ask the DEA why these websites remain online," adds the report.

Francine Haight, mother of Ryan Haight, said, "I have always had the support of DEA over the years.  They fought so hard to get Ryan's bill passed, so that they would have the tools to shut down these Internet Pharmacies.  But, I agree wholeheartedly, they must fight even harder to shut down the Internet drug dealers that are killing our kids and destroying families across the country." 

The report is available at legitscript.com and legitscriptblog.com. More information about Ryan Haight and the law named after him is available at ryanscause.org.

LegitScript.com is the only Internet pharmacy monitoring program recognized by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, and works with government agencies worldwide, search engines and other Internet companies to monitor online pharmaceutical sales.


'/>"/>
SOURCE LegitScript.com
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Reportlinker Adds North America Drug Delivery Devices Market Outlook to 2017
2. Reportlinker Adds Europe Drug Delivery Devices Market Outlook to 2017
3. Reportlinker Adds Asia-Pacific Drug Delivery Devices Market Outlook to 2017
4. Pharmacyclics Reports Recent Developments From Clinical Studies of its Btk Inhibitor PCI-32765
5. Optimer Pharmaceuticals Reports Inducement Grants Under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)
6. Cyberonics Reports Record Fiscal 2011 Results and Provides Fiscal 2012 Guidance
7. China Medical Technologies Reports Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Fiscal Year Financial Results
8. Reportlinker Adds Hearing Aid Devices - Global Pipeline Analysis, Opportunity Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2017
9. Reportlinker Adds Renal Dialysis Equipment - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017
10. Reportlinker Adds Cardiovascular Monitoring and Diagnostic Devices - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017
11. Encision Reports Profitable Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/9/2017)... 2017 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and ... announced it has earned a spot on Forbes, ... Company was ranked among 500 U.S. employers as well ... Equipment and Services. The annual Forbes ... independent survey of over 30,000 employees across 25 industries. ...
(Date:5/8/2017)... -- MACRA replaces the outdated sustainable growth rate ... Black Book Research crowdsource-surveyed 8,845 physician practices from February ... for MIPS Compliance Technology is Booming ... or more clinicians seek to buy Merit-Based Incentive Payment ... of the changes, the hunt is on for the ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... May 5, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), ... 100,000 square feet to its Welch Allyn campus. ... commitment to bring more than 100 new jobs to ... Allyn has maintained a significant presence for more than ... new positions, a large portion of which will be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... , ... Amir Qureshi, MD is the first physician in Arkansas to implant ... The Nuvectra™ Algovita SCS System has been FDA approved as a treatment option for ... to introduce the most powerful SCS system and the only stretchable lead on the ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... , ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... first ever copper, antimicrobial, mesh back 24/7 task chair specifically designed for clinical ... “We are thrilled to partner with Cupron® to provide customers with a ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... Illinois (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... Silver ... The community, which is located on more than four acres of land at 5620 ... independence. , The 103,000 square-foot building includes 125 studio and one-bedroom apartments. Each ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... to the Cross”: the personal journey of Bob Massey and his faith in the Lord. ... and Margaret Massey. Bob Massey is small in stature but big in character. ... love for others is apparent in all of his life decisions. , “I’m in ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... Water damage to the flooring of several classrooms at ... education officials with a number of critical issues to address before students could return ... accomplished with little or no disruption to class schedules. Second, the project had to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):