The Limits of Internet Pharmacy Self-Regulation

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The advancement of technology can often bring about some truly interesting loopholes in existing laws and regulations. For example, thanks to the international nature of the Internet, it is considered nearly impossible for any real-world authority to effectively police the online contingent of any given industry. For example, the vaunted casino regulatory boards of the US have no jurisdiction on the Internet, simply because they can’t touch an operation that isn’t based in the US. The same holds true for virtually all online industries, which means that most of these companies have to rely on self-policing to keep their own under control and within a certain reasonable limit. With that in mind, what is the Internet pharmacy industry doing to regulate itself and protect consumers? Continue reading →