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ASHP Weighs in on Clinton's Plans for Internet Pharmacies

Katherine M. Bennett

ASHP has agreed in principle with President Clinton's call for more forceful oversight of online pharmacies. The plan, announced in late December, would:


  • Require these businesses to comply with federal and state regulations, 
  • Impose strong civil penalties on illegal sales, and 
  • Provide new funds for the FDA to monitor Internet pharmacies and educate the public on how to safely order drugs online.