Cyber-pharmacies and emerging concerns on marketing drugs online

Scaria, Vinod (2003) Cyber-pharmacies and emerging concerns on marketing drugs online. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 2 (2). ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

The booming e-commerce and a regulation-less environment online have led to the rise of a new generation of websites that market drugs and other products over the Internet. Some of these drugs are often herbal products or of dubious quality, often marketed with a mix of professional design and unverified/fraudulent claims. Several concerns have arisen from different corners and evidence of malpractice has emerged. But there is a lack of sufficient evidence confirming the concerns.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Internet, Drug, Commerce, Ethics, Quality of Health Care
Subjects:Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Quality of Health Care
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Ethics
Information Science > Communications Media
Humanities > Ethics
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Technology, Industry, and Agriculture > Commerce
Health Occupations > Pharmacy
ID Code:1301
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:25 January 2006

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