NABP targets 79 suspicious Internet pharmacies

May 23, 2008

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy has established a web site to target Internet pharmacies that do not meet its recommended criteria of online drug sales.

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy is naming names and going after rogue Internet pharmacies. As part of its Internet Drug Outlet Identification program, it is warning consumers away from 79 Internet pharmacies that are not in compliance with state and federal laws or NABP practice standards. On the 79 pharmacies, 71 do not require a valid prescription, 35 offer foreign or non-FDA-approved drugs, and 36 have an address located outside of the United States. Currently, on the www.nabp.net Web site, NABP has separate pages for pharmacies that NABPrecommends and does not recommend . NABP developed its standards in cooperation with member boards of pharmacy, the Food & Drug Administration, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Currently NABP recommends online pharmacies that are accredited through its VIPPS (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites) program.

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