H.R.4095 - Online Pharmacy Safety Act

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety of Internet pharmacies. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Online Pharmacy Safety Act as introduced.
  • Official: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety of Internet pharmacies. as introduced.

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02/28/12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Representative

Bill Cassidy

R-LA

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Official Summary

Online Pharmacy Safety Act - Amends the the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to permit the dispensing of drugs only pursuant to a \"valid prescription\" and requires such a prescription to include at least one in-person medical evaluation of the patient by a licensed health care practit

Official Summary

Online Pharmacy Safety Act - Amends the the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to permit the dispensing of drugs only pursuant to a \"valid prescription\" and requires such a prescription to include at least one in-person medical evaluation of the patient by a licensed health care practitioner. Requires the the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a Registry of Legitimate Online Pharmacy Websites for the purpose of educating consumers and promoting public health and safety. Allows only those pharmacies designated as legitimate by the Secretary on the site. Sets forth criteria for determining the legitimacy of a pharmacy. Requires the Secretary to:
(1) engage in a campaign to educate consumers on the availability and use of the Registry to promote public health and safety; and
(2) make consumer education materials available, on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website, regarding how to safely purchase drugs over the Internet.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.4095

  • Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
  • Global Intellectual Property Center
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores
  • National Community Pharmacists Association
  • ...and 1 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.4095

  • American Medical Association


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