Provided by: U.S. General Accounting Office
Date Added: Jun 2004
The paper summarizes the results of its investigation of some of the business practices of certain U.S. Internet pharmacies that sold narcotics without a prescription. It attempts to obtain information about the sources of hydrocodone that it purchased without a prescription from eight U.S. online pharmacies. Hydrocodone is an addictive narcotic pain medication, and illicit use of this drug has increased significantly in recent years.