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Consumers Urged to Seek the VIPPS Seal When Buying Prescription Drugs Online

December 23, 2005
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BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec 22, 2005 – In light of recent reports that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency seized imported counterfeit Tamiflu(R), drugstore.com, inc. (NASDAQ:DSCM), a leading online retailer of health, beauty, vision, and pharmacy products, reminds consumers to purchase prescription drugs over the Internet only at online pharmacies bearing the VIPPS(R) seal. Read the full release at pharmalive.com.

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U.S. Agencies target phony flu drugs, bogus CuresCustoms, drug agencies conduct criminal investigations

December 20, 2005
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Health regulators target illegal Tamiflu

December 20, 2005
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PARTNERSHIP FOR SAFE MEDICINES OFFERS CONSUMERS TOOLS TO PROTECT FAMILIES FROM COUNTERFEIT DRUGS

December 20, 2005
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Customs agents seize tamiflu shipments

December 19, 2005
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SAN FRANCISCO — Customs agents have intercepted more than 50 shipments of counterfeit Tamiflu, the antiviral drug being stockpiled in anticipation of a bird flu pandemic, marking the first such seizures in the U.S., authorities said Sunday. By Brian Skoloff, Associated Press December 18, 2005 Read the full story at latimes.com.

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Identity theft scams its way into Florence

December 18, 2005
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Laura Cusaac of Florence has gotten phone calls with offers too good to be true – and just plain frightening. By Charles Tomlinson December 17, 2005 Read the full story at morningnewsonline.com.

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Net police to check e-trade in drugs

December 17, 2005
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Internet drug traffickers, better watch out. Cyber police is coming. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will be tracking the Net now that India has emerged as a major point of sale of narcotics and psychotropic substances through illicit online firms. The NCB is in the process of setting up an Internet Tracking Unit. By Rajnish Sharma December 16, 2005 Read...

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‘Canadian’ drugs come from other countries: FDA

December 17, 2005
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(HealthDay News) — An FDA sting operation found that almost half the imported drugs intercepted from four countries were shipped to fill orders that U.S. consumers thought were placed with Canadian pharmacies, agency officials announced Friday. December 16, 2005 Read the full story at forbes.com.

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Alabama attorney general to review doctor over fake flu shots

December 14, 2005
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State Attorney General Troy King will review the case of a former Montgomery physician cited for giving more than 90 fake flu shots and will decide whether to take legal action. By Phillip Rawls December 13, 2005 Read the full story at al.com.

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Fake Viagra production, sale ring facing prosecution in C. China city

December 14, 2005
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