The Deadly Side Effects of Net Pharmacies

Beau Dietl & Associates was quoted in a recent article in Businessweek regarding our investigations into online drug availability for the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and Colombia’s National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse (CASA). Read it here.

How easy is it to get prescription drugs online? In 2004, private investigators at Beau Dietl & Assoc., hired by the drug industry group Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, easily obtained a range of prescription medicines by lying on questionnaires. Among them: antidepressants Zoloft and Paxil, muscle relaxant Zanaflex, and weight-loss drugs Meridia and Bontril. In a June, 2006, report for Columbia’s National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse, the same investigators noted that “it was rare for an online pharmacy to reject an order or even follow through with a phone call.”

You can also read our special report on the dangers of international online pharmacies by clicking here.

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