2 Convicted in Global Internet Drug Ring
Associated Press 04.18.2006, 12:26 AM
I know that many, if not MOST of the members of this site are not here to discuss OP (online pharmacies), but there are TONS of other sites whose sole purpose is to disseminate such information. I, personally, have read of many of these Indian websites which sell their prescription drugs online--many of which are Indian 'knock-offs' of patented US drugs, e.g. Viagra.
The laws in India are very different than the US in terms of patenting drugs. Apparently, it's ok to sell patented drugs made by renegade drug companies, as LONG as the drug companies do NOT copy the actual patented process to manufacture their drugs. So, if you live in India, you can legally manufacture and distribute drugs that are still under patent in the USA (i.e. VIAGRA).
It was well-known that many of these so-called IOP's (international online pharmacies), were actually mailing their products from WITHIN the US.
I had a funny feeling that the FDA and Phizer wouldn't allow THAT to continue for very long!