United States of America - The Food and Drug Administration has announced the establishment of an Internet website to provide information on buying prescription drugs and medical products on-line.
This initiative is part of an action plan to increase public awareness of the health, economic and legal risks of on-line sales of prescription drugs and medical products.
The website is located at: http://www.fda.gov
Information is available on consumer protection, FDA enforcement practices, advice on identifying health fraud and general questions about Internet drug sales. Consumers who suspect that a website is illegally operating can fill in an electronic complaint form.
Reference: HHS News, P99-33 (1999).