Consumers and pharma, beware: The Internet's many "pharmacies" hawking counterfeit brand-name drugs can be very hazardous to your health
Dec 1, 2007
The proof is in the metrics. Last June, MarkMonitor sifted through 60 million e-mail messages and billions of Web pages to get a handle on how six major brand-name drugs were being touted and sold on the Internet. In the process, it found nearly 3,200 online pharmacies selling those drugs, according to the Summer 2007 MarkMonitorBrandjacking Index. But only four—count 'em—of these e-stores carried the respected Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Site (VIPPS) accreditation.