More Web sites sell controlled substances, study finds

June 26, 2006

A total of 185 Web sites now sell controlled substances, up from 154 in 2004, according to a survey by the National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse (CASA). Only 11% of the sites require a prescription. Of the 165 sites that don't require an Rx, 30% advertised that no script was needed, 60% offered on-line consultations, and 10% didn't mention a prescription.

More Web sites sell controlled substances, study finds

A total of 185 Web sites now sell controlled substances, up from 154 in 2004, according to a survey by the National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse (CASA). Only 11% of the sites require a prescription. Of the 165 sites that don't require an Rx, 30% advertised that no script was needed, 60% offered on-line consultations, and 10% didn't mention a prescription. Only two of the 185 on-line vendors selling controlled substances were Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS).

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