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Clinton to regulate internet prescription drug sales

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 08 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:75
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    The US president, Bill Clinton, will ask Congress for new laws to regulate the growing sale of prescription drugs over the internet. Online drug stores will be required to get approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and to comply with state regulations on the practice of medicine and pharmacy.

    FDA commissioner Dr Jane E Henney said that Mr Clinton's proposal would create civil penalties of up to …

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