ONLINE PHARMACIES: Five Charged with Illegal Internet Drug Sales
The Justice Department has charged four individuals and a Miami, Fla.-based drug supply company with conspiring to sell some popular prescription medications, including Viagra, Xenical, Celebrex, Propecia and Claritin-D, over the Internet to consumers without proper prescriptions, Reuters/Los Angeles Times reports. The Web site, www.viagra.au.com, touted its online and telephone consultations with physicians, but Justice Department officials allege that the consultations never occurred and defendants generated fake prescriptions on a computer using the name of a foreign doctor. Wholesale pharmaceutical supplier All International Co. and its president, Yvan Degomme, were indicted along with Anton Pusztai, Anita Yates and Dr. Roger Eiland (8/8).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.