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Medical News & Perspectives
March 17, 1999

Several Groups Attempting Regulation of Internet Rx

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JAMA. 1999;281(11):975-976. doi:10.1001/jama.281.11.975-JMN0317-3-1

Bethesda, Md—To try to control increasing use of the Internet for obtaining prescription drugs without adequate physician oversight, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called on physicians and pharmacists for help.

The agency views obtaining prescription drugs without the personal interaction of patient and physician as a significant problem but believes that it is one better handled by state licensing and medical boards than by the FDA.

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