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Senate Committee Approves Bill to Regulate Online Pharmacies
On September 27, the Senate Judiciary Committee permitted S. 980, the "Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2007." This legislation proposes up-to-the-minute necessities for online pharmacies.
Introduced by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL), this bipartisan bill would forbid the rummage sale or sharing of a forbidden matter all the way through the Internet if not a suitable prescription has been written by a practitioner who has conducted an in-person examination of the patient. The bill also would call for online pharmacies to show on their homepage a declaration of fulfillment and additional particular in order concerning the pharmacists and physicians with whom they are allied. Other supplies set up illegal penalties for violation of the bill and make available a role for state attorneys general in shutting down online pharmacies that pose a threat to consumers.