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Who is PharmacyChecker? Checking the Facts on

December 15, 2009
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Who is PharmacyChecker is a company that provided online pharmacy certification services for the major search engines until 2010. Why did the search engines stop using PharmacyChecker’s services? None of the search engines gave a public reason for ending their relationship with PharmacyChecker.  Several experts in the field, including our own Bryan Liang, criticized PharmacyChecker and the search engines…

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Microsoft’s Sponsors Illegal Online Pharmacies

August 13, 2009
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The Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) strongly believes that that no one should be able to purchase prescription drugs, including controlled substances, over the Internet without a valid prescription and physician oversight. Last year we sent every member of Congress a postcard that illustrated this face and earlier this year, my colleague Dr. Bryan Liang published a paper in the American Journal of Law & Medicine that highlights how Internet search engines support illegal online drug sales and identified three key ways we can stop “online pharmacies” from peddling their dangerous wares in cyberspace.

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Education…The Prescription for Purchasing Medications

June 4, 2009
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The cost of counterfeiting is much more than money. In too many cases, counterfeiting costs human health and in some cases lives. For example, a group of clinics in Sierra Leone were closed last week for allegedly administering counterfeit drugs. Other cases involving online drug sellers have claimed the health and lives of patients who bought from illicit Web sites.

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Limiting Illegal Online Pharmacies Through International Cooperation

March 26, 2009
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A recent U.S. study revealed that of 365 online pharmacies, only two were legitimate. So how can we realistically address this problem?

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