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UN warns of dangers of drugs sold on internet

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 11 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:603
  1. Jane Burgermeister
  1. Vienna

    The illegal sale over the internet of drugs and medicines without a valid prescription is posing an increasing risk to people's health, the UN drugs watchdog has warned.

    In its annual report the Vienna based International Narcotics Control Board urged governments to do more to tackle the threat posed to people's health by the escalating trade in drugs over the internet. The report said that websites were offering popular drugs, such as sildenafil (Viagra) and tamoxifen, without a valid prescription.

    Other sites offered psychotropic or mood changing substances, such …

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