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Buying Prescription Drugs on the Internet? How Safe is That Site?

Although US federal law requires a valid prescription to purchase prescription medicine over the Internet, at least 8,000 rogue sites break that law every day. And, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found Internet searching results are being manipulated to send searchers to web sites with links to those illegal pharmacies. Following results for 218 drug-related searches over a nine month period in 2010 and 2011, the Carnegie Mellon team found one-third of the searches directed to infected sites with links to illicit online pharmacies.