Internet Pharmacy Cybercrime: State Policy Mitigating Risks 2000-2015
Cybersecurity Breaches and Issues Surrounding Online Threat Protection
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 transnational intervention. The U.S. assumes "responsible domestic governance" in disrupting Internet crime by passing modern day drug policies (White House, 2011; 2016),and having transnational cooperation. States have joined the federal to pass laws generally on licensed in-state entities processing orders for rogue Internet pharmacies(GAO, 2013) but not uniformly. However, online pharmacy sites continue to dispense without "valid" prescriptions, unapproved drugs are sold online, and illegal pharmacies continue to operate. This chapter explores why some American states have adopted laws regulating Internet pharmacies from 2000 through 2015,using Cox proportional hazards regression.
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Schmeida, Mary and McNeal, Ramona S., "Internet Pharmacy Cybercrime: State Policy Mitigating Risks 2000-2015" (2016). Faculty Publications. 989.