U.S. FDA targets illegal online drug sales | October 2, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 39 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 39 | p. 17 | News of The Week
Issue Date: October 2, 2017 | Web Date: September 28, 2017

U.S. FDA targets illegal online drug sales

Agency takes action against unapproved prescription medicines
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Drug safety, FDA, opioids

As part of the International Internet Week of Action Sept. 12–19, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration cracked down on fraudulent websites selling illegal prescription drugs, including opioids. These are some of the results of FDA’s actions.

13

warning letters
sent to website operators

13

warning letters
sent to website operators

401

websites targeted

401

websites targeted

~500

parcels at international mail facilities confiscated

~500

parcels at international mail facilities confiscated

~100

website domains seized


~100

website domains seized


 
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