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France concerned about Internet drug sales

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7064.1033a (Published 26 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1033

The French government and customs officials are trying—with only limited success— to stem the increasing flow of prescription only medicines and illegal drugs sold through the Internet.

Professor Jean-Francois Girard, director general for health, has asked the ministry of justice to look into the “legal vacuum” concerning advertising on the Internet, and the customs department of the Ministry of Economy and Finance to identify which foreign companies are selling drugs …

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