Criminal Defense Attorney Analysis of Internet Pharmacy, Prescription, and Drug Law

Category: Direct “Script”

I dicussed this internet pharmacy quote yesterday, but I wanted to emphasize it today in a seperate article.  Dianne Feinstein, the Ryan Haight Bill sponsor in the Senate, was quoted in the Wall Street Journal yesterday regarding why the Ryan Haight Act was needed: Regulators say the new law is intended in part to strengthen […]

I previously wrote in my internet pharmacy criminal defense strategies article that the Ryan Haight Act, somewhat counter-intuitively, provides a potential defense for criminal defendants in online pharmacy and internet prescription prosecutions commenced prior to the effective date of the Act.  To summarize, I noted that it is illogical for the DEA and DOJ to argue […]

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah today announced the indictment of 18 individuals under The Controlled Substances Act for activities connected with two online pharmacies (lighthousemeds.com and federalmeds.com).  Specifically, the press release and indictment allege violations of The Controlled Substances Act for the following reasons: some customers could purchase drugs from an online pharmacy without […]

The DEA’s Diversion Control website provides a list of doctors convicted or with pending trials under The Controlled Substances Act.  Unfortunately, it is nowhere near exhaustive. Moreover, the list includes offline prescription convictions.  The list, for example, also would include a local doctor who might blindly write prescriptions for his or her patients. In fact, […]

This is the first in a series of posts outlining the major legal issues associated with internet pharmacy prosecutions.  Today, I will be outlining the typical federal distribution of a controlled substance case against online pharmacies, pharmacists, doctors, and prescription website owners (online consultation and direct prescription services, as well as no record pharmacies).  Note […]