The Ryan Haight Act (formally The Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008) was signed by President George Bush today, which amends The Controlled Substances Act to address internet pharmacy prescriptions and practice.
I have written extensively on The Ryan Haight Act. I still believe that even the attempt to amend The Controlled Substances Act to regulate drugs dispensed by an online pharmacy undermines the pending pre-Ryan Haight Act prosecutions. Moreover, The Ryan Haight Act itself has many holes, including both is inapplicability to an international internet pharmacy and an online pharmacy dispensing non-controlled substances.
You can view my comprehensive criminal defense based discussion of The Ryan Haight Act and its affect on both current (especially those involving doctors issuing prescriptions without face-to-face physical examinations) and future internet pharmacy law indictments and prosecutions of pharmacies, doctors, pharmacists, clinics, website owners, and affiliates below:
- Legislative History of the Ryan Haight Act
- More on the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Act
- Ryan Haight Act: Overlooking Current Prosecutions
- Detailed Criminal Defense Analysis of Ryan Haight Act
- Senate passes the Ryan Haight Act
- Pharmacy Association Erroneously Favors the Ryan Haight Act
- House Passes Ryan Haight Act
- House Energy Committee Passes the Ryan Haight Act
- Internet Pharmacy Prosecution Criminal Defense Legal Issues: Part 2
- Internet Pharmacy Prosecution Criminal Defense Legal Issues: Part 1
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.