I have written extensively about the ramifications of the Ryan Haight Act on pending online pharmacy criminal indictments and prosecutions, the effectiveness of the Act at regulating internet pharmacy prescriptions and the Ryan Haight Act’s effect on criminal law in general. Below please find a detailed outline of my analysis to date on the Ryan Haight Act. I welcome any commentary in the comments section or by email.
- Further Evidence for Criminal Defendants: Evidence that the Ryan Haight Act might have outlawed something previously legal, benefiting those indicted pre-Ryan Haight Act.
- Ryan Haight Act Signed by the President: Status update.
- Legislative History of the Ryan Haight Act: An argument that the legislative history of the Ryan Haight Bill benefits pre-Ryan Haight internet pharmacy criminal defendants.
- More on the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Act: A detailed analysis of my argument that the mere fact that Congress seeks to enact the Ryan Haight Act indicates that the current law does not prohibit online pharmacy prescriptions or, at the very least, that the current law is extremely unclear. Either way, pre-Ryan Haight indictments are, thus, legally invalid.
- Ryan Haight Act: Overlooking Current Prosecutions: A reminder that the effective date of the Act is essentially irrelevant in the DEA and DOJ’s eyes, since they have been indicting pharmacists, pharmacies, pharmacy affiliates (website owners) and doctors without the benefit of the Ryan Haight Act for many years.
- Detailed Criminal Defense Analysis of Ryan Haight Act: A detailed explanation of potential loopholes that exist in The Ryan Haight Act.
- Senate passes the Ryan Haight Act: Ryan Haight Bill status report.
- Pharmacy Association Erroneously Favors the Ryan Haight Act: An example of the legal inconsistencies that plague the current understanding of internet pharmacy criminal law, The Controlled Substances Act, and the Ryan Haight Act amendment.
- House Passes Ryan Haight Act: Another Ryan Haight Act status report.
- House Energy Committee Passes the Ryan Haight Act: Another Ryan Haight online pharmacy law status report.
- Internet Pharmacy Prosecution Criminal Defense Legal Issues: Part 2: The initial discussion of my argument that the very fact that Congress seeks to pass The Ryan Haight Act undermines pending online pharmacy prosecutions, (especially those against online consultation services) in which doctors prescribe medication without a face-to-face physical examination.
- Internet Pharmacy Prosecution Criminal Defense Legal Issues: Part 1: A detailed explanation of the major legal issues associated with internet pharmacy law and, specifically, an analysis of The Controlled Substances Act.
The content on this post does not constitute legal advice and is for informational purposes only. You should not act upon the information presented on this website without seeking the advice of legal counsel. Should you wish to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney knowledgeable in internet pharmacy, prescription, and drug law, please feel free to contact me directly.