Federal government renews charges of illicit drug distribution involving FedEx – Pharmaceutical Commerce

Ordering medication by computer“It has been the contention of DEA and the Dept. of Justice for several years that companies involved in shipping and delivering controlled substances must ensure that both providers and shipment recipients are authorized (licensed) to make or receive these shipments. In “normal” distribution, a licensed manufacturer of such drugs ships them to a licensed pharmacy; paperwork follows the shipment, at least when the shipping and receiving is occurring within US borders. In the case of illicit online pharmacies (which, technically, aren’t allowed to fill prescriptions unless they are sited in the US), offshore organizations accept orders from individuals—especially via the Internet—and then look to carriers like FedEx to complete the shipment.”

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