Senators Endorse New Laws to Stop "Rogue" Internet Pharmacies

A sharp increase in the number of online pharmacies offering highly controlled drugs without requiring a prescription is feeding a similar rise in the abuse of powerful pharmaceuticals in the United States, particularly among teens, witnesses told a Senate panel. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on legislation to crack down on "rogue" Internet pharmacies, lawmakers were presented with data showing that the number of Web sites advertising or selling controlled prescription drugs increased by 70 percent over the past year.

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