Faculty Publications

Title

Internet pharmacy cybercrime: State policy mitigating risks 2000-2015

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Cybersecurity Breaches and Issues Surrounding Online Threat Protection

First Page

54

Last Page

73

Abstract

Internet pharmacy social gains are efficiency, improving pharmaceutical access forisolates, and less cost. Alongside gains, illegal Internet pharmacies and unscrupulouspharmacy practices have made online purchasing a cyber risk for consumers.Industry self-regulation has failed, giving way to U.S. government and transnationalintervention. The U.S. assumes "responsible domestic governance" in disruptingInternet crime by passing modern day drug policies (White House, 2011; 2016),and having transnational cooperation. States have joined the federal to pass lawsgenerally on licensed in-state entities processing orders for rogue Internet pharmacies(GAO, 2013) but not uniformly. However, online pharmacy sites continueto dispense without "valid" prescriptions, unapproved drugs are sold online, andillegal pharmacies continue to operate. This chapter explores why some Americanstates have adopted laws regulating Internet pharmacies from 2000 through 2015,using Cox proportional hazards regression.

Original Publication Date

12-12-2016

DOI of published version

10.4018/978-1-5225-1941-6.ch003

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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