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Reports & Statements

Health Canada. Health Canada advises consumers be cautious when buying Tamiflu online. 23 December 2005.

Centre for Reform (U.K.). Illegal Online Pharmacies put Patients at Grave Risk Unless Government Takes Action. 30 August 2005.

U.S. Department of Justice. Electronic Commerce Working Group.

Food and Drug Administration. FDA Test Results of Prescription Drugs from Bogus Canadian Website Show All Products Are Fake and Substandard. 13 June 2004

General Accounting Office. INTERNET PHARMACIES: Some Pose Safety Risks for Consumers. Report to the Chairman, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate. June 2004.

Health Canada. Compliance Inspections of Canadian Pharmacy Sites Selling Prescription Drugs Via the Internet or Other Forms of Distance. November 16, 2004.

Joint Statement of American and Canadian Pharamcists’ Associations on Importation

National Center on Addicition and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. You’ve Got Drugs! Prescription Drug Pushers on the Internet. October 2004.

Office of National Drug Control Policy. National Synthetic Drugs Action Plan. October 2004.

Hearings/Testimony

Senate Hearing December 2005: Safety of Imported Pharmaceuticals: Strengthening Efforts to Combat the Sales of Controlled Substances Over the Internet. Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

December 13 Hearing (audio available here)

Witness testimony is available online, including:

House Hearing March 2004: Committee on Government Reform. Hearing on H.R. 3880, the Internet Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act. Hearing homepage.

Witness testimony is available online, including:

Senate Hearing Summer 2004: Buyer Beware: The Danger of Purchasing Pharmaceuticals over the Internet. Testimony from Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Senate Government Affairs Committee.

June 17 Hearing (audio available here)

Witness testimony is available online, including:

July 22 Hearing (Day 2 -“Federal and Private Sector Responses” – audio available here)

Witness testimony is available online, including: