Policing Online Pharmacies: Bioterrorism Meets the War on Drugs

By: Mark Sweet

In light of the recent terrorists attacks and the increasing threat of bioterrorism, many U.S. citizens have turned to the Internet in an attempt to gather the supplies needed to protect them and their loved ones. Central to the effort is the increased purchasing of prescription drugs over the Internet. This iBrief explores the benefits and risks to consumers from buying drugs online, and examines recent initiatives to police the online pharmacy industry.

Cite: 2001 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0041