A new report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) underscores the results of other recent online pharmacy studies – showing that’s it’s too easy to buy prescription drugs, including controlled substances, without a prescription online.

Only 15 percent of 365 sites examined in the study required a prescription. According to Reuters, CASA recommends that the United States negotiate treaties with other governments to shut down illegal Internet trafficking of prescription drugs.

In April, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that included tougher regulation for online pharmacies — but the legislation is still awaiting action in the House.

You can download the CASA report here.

And if you’re looking for a legitimate, online and mail-order pharmacies, check out eDrugSearch.com’s prescreened list of safe licensed Canadian pharmacies.

Here’s a CBS News report based on the CASA study:

3 Responses to New study: 85 percent of online pharmacies do not require a prescription

  1. Sam says:

    I am shocked at how easy it is to buy prescription medicine without a prescription! That is terribly dangerous. I hope that some remedy is found soon for this situation!

  2. [...] worked very hard to get the news media to distinguish legitimate, licensed Internet pharmacies from dangerous, rogue pharmacies in their coverage. But you know how it [...]

  3. [...] may recall that just last month, CASA issued a study stating that 85 percent of online pharmacies do not require a prescription. Clearly, the organization is strongly opposed (as we are) to rogue Internet [...]

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