Federal government launches pilot program to crack down on illegal online opioid sales

HHS and the Commerce Department recently announced a new pilot program the agencies said could decrease the number of illegal opioids sold online.The program calls for the FDA to notify the internet registries Neustar, Verisign and the Public Interest Registry when operators of websites that sell unapproved opioids do not respond to FDA warnings “adequately within the required timeframe.” The registries will review the FDA’s notifications to determine if additional action against the website operators — such as suspending or blocking internet domain names — isRead More

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