bumpski - 4:19 pm on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
Oh here's another good tidbit. I purchase from one of these online pharmacies and have for years. Many online pharmacies allowed a fax (copy) of a prescription. Google mandated that any pharmacy using Adwords to advertise, must require the purchaser provide an original prescription. Shortly after Google instituted this policy for pharmacies using Adwords, my pharmacy began requiring original prescriptions! And of course they do advertise on Adwords. This to me seems "almost" monopolistic. Oh well, we're all safer?
A "script" used to be a document that made sure you got the correct drug, not a flagrant control mechanism. The FDA has gone so far in this extreme it is helping drug makers protect their patents, which even the patent office does not do! In many cases a drug will not go "Over the counter" until the patent expires. Why is this?