The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University have each released a statement regarding LegitScript’s and KnujOn’s report on Yahoo-sponsored rogue Internet pharmacy websites.
The NABP’s statement calls on Yahoo! and other search engines:
…to hold advertisers selling prescription medications accountable to the same laws and practice standards required of any legitimately operating pharmacy.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University’s statement, by former HEW Secretary Joe Califano, Jr., says:
CASA has written to all three major search engines urging them to block such ads from rogue pharmacies. Continued failure of these companies to take strong and decisive action contributes to the ease with which anyone –adult or child – can purchase highly addictive and harmful drugs online without a prescription.
LegitScript appreciates the efforts of reputable organization like the NABP and CASA Columbia to make this problem smaller.