Rush Limbaugh, Victim, Perp or none of the above?
He reported that overseas pharmacies inform American buyers that U.S. Customs will not seize shipments of drugs because a “personal use” policy allows customers to import a limited supply of drugs. As a result,Guest Posting Law enforcement agencies that try to manage online pharmacy abuse are finding it a challenge to do so. (This is true. Read the FDA Regulations and their contrary policy at http://rxasia.com/import.html )
If the package doesn’t contain narcotics or controlled substances, they normally reseal the package and release it for delivery by mail. In the very unlikely event that a package is detained, US Customs normally sends a letter informing the recipient that they need to mail a copy of a doctor’s prescription or else the package will be returned to sender or destroyed. To repeat, it is not illegal to order legitimate medications from abroad for personal use. Let the buyer beware concerning controlled drugs or narcotics.)
He talked about one instance in Arizona where authorities found an online pharmacy with an Arizona mailing address that was being hosted in another state. The resident physician signing off on prescriptions was discovered to be a retired veterinarian living in Mexico. The Arizona State Attorney General had tried to stop out-of-state and overseas Internet doctors from doing business 비아그라사이트 선태 with state residents, but lacked the power and enforcement muscle to stop them.
In spring the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy developed the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) program. Boards from fifty states, the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories, nine Canadian provinces, and four Australian states make up the association membership.
Although nine of Canada’s provinces fall under the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites program, a search didn’t turn up any online Canadian drugstores. (Three cheers for the Canadians for not capitulating to another self-appointed regulatory agency.)
(I would think that this Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) program is a self-serving organization, allowing only USA certain, Canadian and Australian chain pharmacies to join. The Good Old Boys Club all over again to stifle competition. And who needs another regulatory agency to complicate life. There is enough regulation already in place to address any real, perceived or imaginary problem).
According to Dr. Paul Raymond of Online Pills, Canadians are able to buy prescription drugs from his company in Atlanta, Georgia. They are currently shipping several orders a day to Canada.
Pill Box’s president William A. Stallknecht, R.Ph., said that Canadians can legally purchase drugs online and can also get diagnosed online as well at medicalcenter.net. In most cases patients need to physically see a physician but in some instances diagnosis is made online.