Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) | Sept. 3, 2018

“The problems are severe. Anonymity fueled online pharmacies have become “notorious for selling unapproved, substandard, counterfeit and falsified medicine.” Recent reports show that more than half of online pharmacies offer controlled substances, with 40 percent of them offering one or more of the drugs frequently adulterated with fentanyl.

Unfortunately, consumers have little ability to separate legitimate operations from rogue drug mills. A seemingly authentic Oxycodone prescription might be laced with fentanyl — a drug that is highly addictive and much more potent than heroin, placing patients at a severe risk of accidental overdose.

This is a crisis. A recent study by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy found that 95.7 percent of online pharmacies were out of compliance with state and federal law and applicable safety standards.”

Read Carmen Catizone’s full article here.

SOURCE Memphis Commercial Appeal